Wednesday, December 1, 2010
I just barely missed my flight on the way home from Austin. I got the times mixed up and thought I flew out at 6:30 when instead it was 6. This turned out to be a blessing in disguise as the awesome people from SouthWest were able to give me a new travel itinerary. Instead of flying from Austin to Denver to Spokane, I was now going to fly Austin to Las Vegas to Spokane. I have never been to Vegas and I was excited to find out that I had a 4 hour layover in Vegas. So I did what any runner would do, I put my stuff in a locker at the airport and headed out for a run on the Vegas Strip. Somebody has to be the worst dressed guy in Vegas and today it was most definitely me. I had on Black compression socks (The only socks I had with me), running shorts (I was already wearing them under my khakis, cause you never know when a good run might breakout) and a tacky The Hangover souvenir T-Shirt I bought in the Vegas airport (Light blue with a printed on Baby attached to it just like in the movie). It was a beautiful day out and I more than enough time to run over to the strip, walk around and run back to catch my flight. Hanging out there got me pretty pumped for the possibility of racing two World Championships there. The ITU Long course world Champs and the 70.3 World Champs. I even found a great place to open water swim (see picture Below).
Looks good, though I have heard the Bellagio has some wicked currents.