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Hola amigos! Me gusta fajitas y tacos! …y ironman tambien!

Hola from Cozumel!  It’s my first time in Mexico and I am traveling with one of my best friends, Christine aka Soda aka First Mate, who has come to be my sherpa for the race and wing girl for the many festivities that will follow the race tomorrow.  We’re staying in a nice place right in town, Bahia Suites, just a couple blocks from the finish line.

Me gusta!

Me gusta!

Only $55/night for 2 big beds and a kitchenette, our own balcony with a great view, plus FREE CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST EVERY MORNING!  Ok, so what if the great view is of Pizza Hut (the building is actually right across the street from the ocean, but the ocean view rooms cost a tad more) and sometimes the toilet needs 3 flushes to help a #2 go down, but did I mention the free breakfast and kitchenette for Motel 6 prices??? There is free wifi too! (On a side note, isn’t it funny how the really expensive hotels make you pay high rates for wifi?  It’s like since you are rich and can stay at a nice hotel, you obviously must have enough money to pay extra for wifi.)

First Mate with her Choco Zucaritas = chocolate Frosted Flakes!

First Mate with her "Choco Zucaritas" = chocolate Frosted Flakes!

I really love Mexican food!  I’ve been having fish tacos and fish fajitas.  Every place you eat at you get chips and salsa before your real meal!  It’s like going to Chevy’s for every meal :D

Me gusta!

Me gusta!

Today I checked in the bike and it’s great…the pros get ITU-style bike stands!

They put me right in between Mrs. Bayliss and Ms. Van Vlerken, because my future PR will be right in between theirs.

They put me right in between Mrs. Bayliss and Ms. Van Vlerken, because my future PR will be right in between theirs.

For my birthday I got some special gifts from Dave at ISM saddles and Andrew at Beaker Concepts: a brand new white Adamo saddle–the American flag version, and a beautiful white Hydrotail!  I also got a new pair of Avi-Rhythms from Avia, the last pair was pretty much finished after 2 months of training in Korea and 2 ironman races in them!

Thanks ISM & Beaker! Ridiculously comfortable AND good looking!

Thanks ISM & Beaker! Ridiculously comfortable AND good looking!

So now that I’m getting to be such a big superstar (despite the wanker on Slowtwitch who keeps saying I am not) I have to remember to keep some concealer on me when I go to bike check in. Why? Because you never know when the ESPN guys are going to drag you over to get interviewed on camera.  I totally have a zit scab on my nose and now it’s going to make its debut on international television…! Augh!  (I know this is very hard to believe, but yes…superstars are like real people, we get zits sometimes too.) They still totally loved me and said I have a very infectious smile.  Let’s hope the viewers notice the smile and not the zit scab.  *cringe*

I am a shark!

I am a shark!

I’m excited to attack the 1-loop swim because it’s supposed to be like swimming in a tropical fish tank.  Since we got in late Friday night (couldn’t miss the pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving dinner), I didn’t swim the course or bike the course or run the course, but I’m really not worried.  I am just going to pretend I am in the Finding Nemo movie…like THE SHARK in the Finding Nemo movie!  There was a shark, right?  Yeah, that’s me.

windy like Jeju island!

windy like Jeju island!

The bike is going to be windy and that’s exactly how Jeju was–super windy on a little tropical island.  Perfect.  It’s not as hot and humid as I would like but I’m sure once it’s marathon time everyone else will still think it is hotter and more humid than I do.  ;)

I’m really looking forward to racing Ironman #6 for the year and Ironman #3 in a five-week span.  GreatMan and IM Florida were obviously just big training days to get me fit for this one.  You can track me online starting tomorrow at 6:45am Texas time (4:45am California time) at www.ironman.com.  Soy numero veinte (#20).  First Mate will also hijack my Twitter account, twitter.com/theWongstar, but no promises on how up-to-date those updates will be–even though we have free wifi in our sweet hotel suite, our cell phones are still on the international roaming plan!!

#20, thats how old I was when I did my first Ironman.  has it really been 8 years?!?!

#20, that's how old I was when I did my first Ironman. has it really been 8 years?!?!

Me encanta Ironman!  Muchas gracias amigos!

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