Friday, May 1, 2009

Wish You Were Here!

Once again I am in the post card perfect island setting of St. Croix! Some places in the world just give you that, "Oh this is goooooood" feeling. The feeling where you think, "I could live here". My trip started off with an email from the Colburn's. They were my home stay last year. The email went something like this:

So excited to see you sweetie. What can we have on hand for you, don't be bashful.

The flight was smooth and arriving at the airport to steel drums playing Bob Marley is just the way I like it! The Colburns were waiting with big smiles, it makes the experience so much nicer when you get to experience St. Croix with the locals. We had dinner at Duggin's and by the end of the evening it felt like I knew everyone on the island...that's totally Kona style!

My bike went back together like a piece of cake. After that a little run. AND that is when flashbacks of the course came storming back...

Up, down, up, up, flat, up , down, up, down, up... HILLY...windy, sunny, warm...

My camera has already snapped a million fotos. I will try to get them posted SOONER than LATER. My computer is being slow and I told the Colburn's not to worry if they see me on the roof or hanging off a ledge trying to get wireless to download them. I really do wish my Florida family & Kainoa could be here!

Off for a ride and a swim. Rumor has it coach Paul is here too, I might go hide in a palm tree so this perfect vacation, I mean race, doesn't turn sour...

Sending you some hugs from St. Croix,


Blogger Missy said...

Best of luck, kick some arse! We'll be cheering for you...from 'here.'

May 1, 2009 at 1:17 AM

Blogger JC said...

Good luck Bree! Slay the Beast.

May 1, 2009 at 1:27 AM

Blogger MadisonDuo said...

Good luck and show that 'beast' who is boss :)

May 1, 2009 at 2:33 AM

Blogger Jen said...

Good luck, Bree! I am headed back to the beach myself!! : )
The life...
Glad you are smiling.

May 1, 2009 at 3:46 AM

Blogger t-odd said...

Enjoy the race! Remember to pace! (I feel like Dr. Seuss.) You don't want "The Beast" to smash in your face. (That last part was not so Dr. Seuss.) Glad to hear Antonio was a good boy and put himself back together so easily. Can't wait to see pics and hear about the race. GO WEE!

May 1, 2009 at 3:47 AM

Blogger Big Daddy Diesel said...

Good luck and enjoy the race and smile the whole way up the beast.

May 1, 2009 at 4:02 AM

Blogger Bob Almighty said...

Man, I miss St. Croix

Good Luck Bree and enjoy the island.

May 1, 2009 at 4:08 AM

Blogger t-odd said...

I just realized what I typed at the end of my previous comment. Sorry about that - How about? Go Bree!

May 1, 2009 at 4:17 AM

Blogger Bruce Stewart (ブルース・スチュワート) said...

Hope you have the perfect preparation for the race. Wish I was there, too, to cheer you on.

May 1, 2009 at 4:41 AM

Blogger IronBob said...

Have a fun weekend.

May 1, 2009 at 5:15 AM

Blogger Jill Costantino said...

Have a great race this weekend:)

May 1, 2009 at 5:21 AM

Blogger Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

Sounds like the perfect start to what promises to be a GREAT weekend! Don't worry about the up up up flat up down up course... Everyone does it. Besides, how many times have you climbed that MONSTER hill in Kona? ;) Enough said. Go get 'em!

May 1, 2009 at 5:27 AM

Blogger Rebecca DeWire said...

Good luck and have an awesome race!

May 1, 2009 at 5:38 AM

Blogger Lisa G said...

Good luck this weekend and be sure to have fun, too!

May 1, 2009 at 5:47 AM

Blogger Mel said...

GOOD LUCK Bree...Have so much fun on the beautiful island....xoxo

May 1, 2009 at 5:57 AM

Blogger Natalie said...

Sounds wonderful there! Good luck on the race and don't forget not to smash yourself at the beginning of your run!

May 1, 2009 at 6:24 AM

Blogger Chloe said...

Good Luck Bree!!! So excited to hear all about everything!!

May 1, 2009 at 6:28 AM

Blogger Beth said...

Good luck Bree!!!

May 1, 2009 at 6:31 AM

Blogger Heidi Austin said...

go bree! can't wait to hear the rockin race report.... And yes wish i was there :)

May 1, 2009 at 6:38 AM

Blogger Maria said...

Have a great race Bree ;o) Would love to do that race one of the pro's in our Masters swim will be there too (Tyler Lord)...should be a crazy-good race...cheers from afar...Good Luck!

May 1, 2009 at 7:11 AM

Blogger Runner Leana said...

Sounds like a great start to the trip!! Have a fantastic race Bree!!!

May 1, 2009 at 7:26 AM

Blogger CoachLiz said...

You are going to do AWESOME this weekend and you will look killer in that new race kit and in the blue bubble shoes.


May 1, 2009 at 10:59 AM

Blogger Ange said...

GOOD LUCK!!! Sounds like a wonderful place. enjoy

May 1, 2009 at 11:33 AM

Blogger Jennifer Harrison said...

GOOD LUCK, BREE!!!! ENJOY the island and race!

May 1, 2009 at 11:37 AM

Blogger Cricket said...

Good Luck Breezy! We are all cheering for u here in Sarasota!
love u- praying for you

May 1, 2009 at 12:14 PM

Blogger Dolphin Boy said...

Whatever...just kick some ass will ya!!!

May 1, 2009 at 2:34 PM

Blogger TriSaraTops said...

Sounds like a super awesome time! Have fun and have a great race!

May 2, 2009 at 3:48 AM


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