When planning our camps, there are a lot of moving parts, a lot of logistics to contend with and a big lesson that I've learned is... never make an itinerary final - something will always come up.
To say that I am excited for First Bourn to build their first facility in Asheville, NC is an understatement. I can not wait to have our camps in an all-inclusive facility that caters to athletes!!
Lastly, a huge highlight of our camps is the swag. We absolutely LOVE the Trimarni sponsors this season and we were so excited to see the Trimarni love from our sponsors with awesome swag for our campers. And we were also so thrilled that the Trimarni kits came in on time (thanks CANARI!!) so that our campers could sport their new gear at camp.
Thank you Trimarni sponsors for supporting the Trimarni team!
Oakley and Oakley Women
Veronica's Health Crunch
Salem Professional Anesthesia Services
So, enough details...
After Karel and I did our morning workout on Tues (3800 yard swim) we packed up our car and my mom's car (who was joining us and serving the role as Campy babysitter and my second pair of hands) and off we went to Clermont, FL around 11am.
Campy loves road trips and although he spends half the time napping, he also loves looking out the windows, stopping at new pee-stops and being with his mommy and daddy. He is the best travel partner even though he doesn't say a word.
Karel, my mom, Campy and I were staying at a condo near Waterfront Park thanks to my athlete Colleen who connected me with one of her friends who rents out his condo. After arriving to the condo shortly after 8:30pm, Karel and I headed a few miles down the road for a quick grocery shop at Publix. I don't think I've ever shopped for groceries at 9:30pm but we made it in and out in 15 minutes and had enough food to last us a few days. We were off to bed around 10:30pm.
The day before our camp is always a hectic day but since Karel and I give our total energy to our campers during camp, we made sure to spend a little energy on ourselves with a morning run...in the heat!!
Thank goodness I just got my new Nathan Fuel belt from my fav local run store Run In, which holds 20 ounces total of fluids! And it's pink - yay! My Oakley Women shades came in handy with the beautiful sun.
After I refueled and organized myself at the condo, I spent a few hours working for my nutrition athletes and around 2pm, my mom and I headed to the rental homes (2 blocks from one another) to place swag bags on the beds of my athletes.
Again - Thank you Sponsors!!!
(And a special thank you to Salt Stick for sending samples to our campers! We really appreciate you thinking of us and our electrolyte needs in the FL heat!)
Xterra gave us wet suit hangers - so cool!
Clif Bar was our title nutrition sponsor and provided sport nutrition for our campers throughout the camp.
Oakley and Oakley Women provided hair ties and lanyards for the ladies and socks for the guys.
Veronica's Health Crunch provided her yummy crunch in individual bags
And Training Peaks gave our athletes awesome mesh bags.
Our campers also received their kits. Great job Karel and Canari - they look awesome this year!
While my mom and I were out for a few hours decorating the team homes and doing a little more grocery shopping for our first day of camp, Karel stayed busy back at the condo by assembling a few bikes for our campers who flew into town. It's an added bonus for our campers to have an in-house bike mechanic and sport RD throughout their entire camp.
Thank you Trimarni athlete Elizabeth for making our tummies happy with your homemade banana walnut bread!! I love being fueled by bread!