It's no surprise that I'm thoroughly obsessed with fit people and when Ironman Louisville comes to town my composure runeth over and I geek out to an extraordinary level. Last night began the festivities with a Night with the Pros event hosted at PCUSA with Angels in Disguise and Sweaty Sheep Ministries (which also happens to be my church). 5 pro triathletes showed up to do a fun Q & A and tell us more about themselves and it was an absolute blast! My only negative from the night is that I wore a shirt that does NOT photograph well but I don't even care because I was in the presence of greatness!
|L to R: Mike Hermanson, Guy Crawford, Kate Bevilaqua, Chris McDonald, Patrick Evoe|
We got to hear some fun personal tidbits about them all too and learned the 2 Americans (Mike and Patrick) are both from Michigan, Guy is adopted, Kate used to be a P.E. teacher, (Guy and Kate met at a friend's wedding in Vegas) and I finally learned the origins of Chris McDonald's "Big Sexy" nickname. I also used the more outgoing personality traits of fellow audience members to snap some pictures with all of them so I could revel in the moment for years to come.
|My almost coach Mike Hermanson|
|2012 Ironman Louisville Champ Patrick Evoe|
|Men's Defending Ironman Louisville Champion Chris McDonald|
|Women's Defending Ironman Louisville Champion Kate Bevilaqua|
|Quite possibly the funniest and most entertaining of them all Guy Crawford|
I'm trying to contain myself and not go to the Ironman Village until the weekend but we'll see how that goes. Happy Iron Week everybody!