The weekend started out with us finding out that too many birds pooped in the pond where the swim is held for our triathlon. This caused the tri to become a du. Since my foot is still on the fritz, I decided not to race however Jose had already signed up and wanted to race. Unfortunately for the dog, this meant he was denied his first race. This must have really upset him, because while Jose was out racing and I was out training he had a field day in the house. First he ate the pumpkin bread my mom had made from scratch, then he chewed up several Halloween decorations, and when I got home and asked him about it, he rolled his lip at me. Needless to say he ended up in the doghouse.
Jose and John Prerace
When I got out of the pool, I found a phone full of text message updates from Ryan about Jose's race. It was so exciting to read through them and "follow" the race rather than just hear the results. Jose posted his first OA, by over three minutes!!!! However, that was not his big race for the weekend. It was this:
That's right, a burger eating contest. He and Alex decided to go to Five guys and eat two 5 patty cheeseburgers, fries, and a soda. They both did it, and said it wasn't that bad. I am sure glad it wasn't my stomach that all that food went into, I wouldn't have been hungry for a week.