I like this closeup on the bike, even though it's not precisely in focus:
I always think my wetsuit photos look absolutely ghastly. But - I'm going to post this bathing beauty shot just for the entertainment value. Hey, it looks much better than it would have at the weight I carried at the beginning of the year! Besides, I always find it funny in an odd sort of way when people remove from public view or destroy photos that they consider slightly unflattering. Nobody looks fabulous slogging it through an entire tough and demanding multisport day. Laugh if you will - I STILL FINISHED a 2.4-mile open water swim against the current! AND immediately went on to complete a 112-mile bike leg well ahead of the cutoffs. I can't wait for Ironman Florida!