Thursday, March 12, 2015

Is it open yet?!

We went to bed pretty late, but set our alarm for 2:45am....

Why you ask? Well, the half Ironman that we've done the last past 2 years (I think 'Mr. Sprinkles and Glitter' has done it the last three years) was switching to be WTC event (an event sponsored by Ironman) and this was the first year.
Naturally, we all wanted to do it and were excited for the switch (not so excited to the price increase....). Although, there had been SOO much hype about the change and how different it was going to be, we were sure it would sell out shortly after registration opened. (Remember how Ironman Arizona sold out in 40 seconds two years and last year I think it sold out even quicker than that last year!)

So, once we realized that registration opened at 7am (Arizona time), we realized that would be 3am New Zealand time. We set our alarm clock 15 minutes early, to check and see if it opened early.

We all slept with our laptops beside our bed and when the first alarm went off, we all woke up and checked to see if it was open- it wasn't. We set the alarm again for 5 minutes, and began rotating checking to see if it was open. I swear I asked 'Mr. Sprinkles and Glitter' and David if it was open yet over 20 times!!

Finally they said it was and I quickly sat up and tried to register with one eye open while still trying to fully wake up. I swear the little numbers on my credit card shrunk, they were so small. With one eye closed, and the other squinting, I managed to get it entered in and registered for the race!

After that fantastic fiasco, we all tried to go back to bed for another hour before we had to wake up to say goodbye to 'Mr. Sprinkles and Glitter's' family. They are heading to the South Island of New Zealand for the next 2 weeks to do some killer hiking!
It was barely light out, so we hung out with them while they had some coffee and loaded up the car. Then we sadly said goodbye and headed back to bed....again.

We woke up for good, and just hung out the rest of the day. We had to pack everything back up since tomorrow we head back to Auckland. :( I'm not ready to leave!! But we did all manage to go watch David bungee jump! It was crazy- he actually jumped and got 'dunked' in the water before 'bungee-ing' back up!!

What's the craziest thing you've done to sign up for something? Race, concert, etc. 

Would you ever bungee jump? I don't think I could, I'm too scared of heights! ;)

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