Yes, those things all relate. This isn't a "one of these things doesn't belong." I completed the Spirit of Racine Half-IM triathlon, and had a great day.
I'll provide more details in the full race report, but here are the ticklers.
On Saturday, as we prepared to head to Racine, my 20-month old daughter found a bottle of nail polish. Blue, to be exact.
The aforementioned discovery led to SIGNIFICANT delays in travel, which drastically changed all of the plans for the day in Racine.
I had to fix a flat in the race. And against all odds, it was a front flat. It was not, however, on my bike.
Despite the delays involved in playing SAG support, I managed a PR by nearly 16 minutes.
By the numbers:
Swim Goal - 43 minutes. Official swim time - 43:22 (unofficial swim time 41:30 with a 2-minute 100 yard dash through the sand).
Bike goal - 2:50. Official bike time - 2:53:06. Too bad karma can't be traded in for time credits.
Run goal - 1:55. Official run time - 1:45:51. I was trying to get my time back.
Overall goal - 5:30. Official total time - 5:31:08. Chivalry does, after all, have a price.