After a long trip from England (including an unexpected night in Newark Airport), Team Banks has finally arrived in Bowie. Yep, my parents are in town for the next three weeks and will be able to serve as Team Banks sherpa's as I prepare for Eagleman in 10 days time.
So what does being a Team Banks sherpa entail for the next week or so :-)
Prior to race day.....
1) Keep on top of the grass cutting and other Iain related yard work.
2) Do plenty of shopping....(aren't the prices so much cheaper than the UK!).
3) Visit Gettysburg!
4) Relay various stories about the UK....such as $9 for a gallon of gas (and you think we have it bad!).
5) Watch a baseball game at the Bowie Baysox.
6) See what new donuts are available at Dunkin Donuts :-)
7) Try and convince me that I am too skinny and need to eat some donuts.....
8) Go running (Dad) and go to the gym (Mum) to work off the donuts eaten.
9) Escape the grey English weather and bask in the sunshine of Maryland!
In all seriousness it is great to have them here as it was way back at Thanksgiving that we last saw them! They love just being with us in America and enjoy spending our day-today lives with us (well mainly Sarah as I'm not sure they would enjoy coming to work with me or the triathlon training).
And besides we need to have here Dad to get the professional video of the race. Not that Sarah's isn't professional....(it's a big hole I'm digging myself into so I'll just stop!).
Team Banks pictures to come, if they allow me to post them.
- Back to Racing......2021 Style!
- Ironman Eagleman 70.3m 2021 - Yeah that hurt........4hrs 20mins for 2nd AG and 12th Overall
- Ride 5 of the #Festive500 that took me over the 500km! A day of gravel out on the NCR Trail to York, Pa and back. Probably a good time to say that I'm excited to be part of the @gsdevteam for 2021 . . . #parvillacycles #IFB #gravelstoked #gravelride #vandessel #gopro #cyclingphotos #cycling
- Time to start going long. Getting 15miles in close to home and no need to stop for traffic or lights! Races are approaching..... . . . #parvillacycles #IFB #swimbikerun #triathlon #ironmantri #xterratriathlon #ultramantri #running #ironmanmaryland #wahooligan