Dr. K was to Swim/Bike/Run in the Myrtle Beach Triathlon. We drove to the beach on Friday, got her registered for the race and loaded up on pasta. Our arrival at the Marina Inn for the event was about 6:30 am. About 7 am an announcement was made that there would be no swim. That was upsetting to many racers, some of which were competing for a spot on the national triathlon team. The problem was the epic rainfall of this past week. Myrtle Beach had 16 inches of rain from Tuesday to Friday. The runoff had pushed the e-coli level in the water too high for safe swimming. The event organizers had no choice.
So they re-jiggered the start and timing and Dr. K’s race started around 9:30. She did great finishing faster than she was expecting taking 4th in her age group. Thanks to the Hampton Inn West for allowing us to check out late for post-race showers. Below are some pictures (of the race, not the showers):
You can tell I’m very proud. Congrats Dr. K!