My husband and I got back into town late Monday afternoon, so I’m just getting around to getting my race report written for the 2011 St. Anthony’s triathlon. St. A’s was an Olympic distance race which took place in St. Petersburg, Florida on Sunday, May 1. We did the race with the Palm Beach Florida chapter of Team in Training (TNT). TNT is the largest fund raising program for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Above: Bike Diva at the St. Anthony’s Hospital booth at the triathlon expo. Yes, St. A’s is THE St. A’s of the St. Anthony’s Triathlon. Got my blood pressure and pulse checked out while I was visiting their booth, along with a travel size packet of band aids, a pen, sunscreen and some mints.
My husband and I decided to go over to St. Petersburg a day early and called our hotel to see if we could extend our stay from Thursday evening to Monday morning. They had a room available for Thursday night, so we left our house around 2:30 Thursday afternoon. St. Petersburg is located on the west coast of Florida, just south of Tampa, and is about a 4 hour drive from our home on the east coast of Florida in Delray Beach.
Nice Hotel Stay
We stayed at the Marriott Courtyard hotel which is a short 1/2 mile from St. Petersburg Pier and the