We did not look nearly this good when we got home.
Ok lets start with the chili. In my opinion it was perfect and I got a lot of compliments from the drinkers on Saturday night and a bunch on Sunday after everyone had time to think it over. I’ve had some requests for a recipee but don’t really use one, especially on chili so I figured I would write what I did.
5th Triathlon Chili Procedure:
I started the morning before and put a 2lbs pork roast in the crock pot. I covered in chili powder and cilantro and let it low cook all day ~8hrs. That evening I got 2 forks and shreded it. I also browned 4lbs of hamburger, 1lbs of spicy pork sausage, 1lbs regular pork sausage, 2 tubes of spicy chorizo sausage and I sliced up 1 kielbasa sausage and added it. I spread all this meat between 2 big crock pots and added 2 spicy chili mix packets to one pot and 2 regular packets to the other. I put about a cup of diced green peppers and diced white onion into both pots. Then I broke out the can oppener and oppened all this.
I put a can of rotel in each and a can of corn. I puto 2 cans of black beans 2 of kidney beans and 1 of chili beans into each pot. Then I mixed it up and had more room so spread in another corn, chili and kidney between the pots and mixed it up some more.
Once the pots were full Pumpkin and Heath inspected them then we put them on low and left for the next 12 hours. All the fat left in the meat liquefied and all the flavors combined and released and amazing smell and flavor. My stomach was running the show when I got home and I didn’t take any pictures but it looked pretty different then when I started it.
I had another crock pot packed full of hot dogs and baked potatoes to eat with the chili. I don’t remember eating these but all the dogs were gone in the morning and the potatoes had not cooked long enough.
My sister Kelly picked up Peanut around noon on Saturday to go to a Christmas party. Then Heath and I headed to Walmart to get subway, pictures, and dog food. When we got home Jon, Amanda and Derrick were at out house gearing up. We got a fire going and started feeding Pumpkin as much as we could. Over the next hour and a half our team showed up and got ready and jerseyed up. Once we were all ready we said by to Amanda and Pumpkin and hopped in the van. 3 people took another car and 17 of us hopped in the van.
We headed to Brooksider since it was next to an ATM. The upstairs was closed for a private party and they herded us to the basement.
In 2 minutes we took it over and probably bought more drinks then they had sold all day down there.
We just stayed for one before deciding to add Hoopers to the run and head over there. It was a bit of a backtrack but a good warm up before a long section.
We had another drink at Hoopers then ran the long hard stretch of the run from Brookside to Waldo. This was a little over a mile all on a gravel path. We took this to the Well and were pretty hot and starting to sweat so headed to the roof where it was cool and misting a little bit.
We had our drinks and got cooled off. A bartender worked really hard on getting a propane torch going for us even though we told her not to worry about it and sure enough right after it was going we packed up.
Then everyone jogged across the street to Hanibals Waldo bar.
We were pretty popular here getting a lot of attention from the other people in the bar.
They were pretty excited about our run. This lady decided to join us for the next 3 bars.
We ended up staying at Hanibals for quite awhile.
It was dark when we decided to pack up.
We headed across the street again and to the far end of the parking lot to Lews.
We show up in a crowd and flood the bartender with cheerful drinkers.
Then we moved to tables.
After a couple drinks and our 5th bar people started feeling pretty good.
Outside of Lews I got a good part of us together for a picture before we hit the trail again.
We ran the 5 blocks to Tommy Farha’s. It was a little to far for Derrick and he broke out a flask.
Then we headed in for the cheapest drinks of the night.
The people in the bars were really enjoying us. A lot wanted to buy shirts off me and said they wanted to run next year.
We stayed at Farha’s a long time and tried to stay hydrated.
2 of our late arrivers were going strong at this point trying to get caught up.
Eventually we all headed the 3 blocks to Patricks.
And took over the top and the bottom of the bar.
It goes with out saying that we were pretty wound up by this point.
I’m sure they liked all the money we brought in but they were probably ready for the bar back when we left.
Then we ran 2 more blocks to Swagger where I think we were a little more laid back.
We mostly played pool.
But sure enough we started getting wound up again.
So we left swagger and ran 4 blocks to the last bar but we didn’t make it inside right away.
Amanda brought kk back while Chiaki watched Pumpkin and we all played in the parking lot for a little while.
Then we all headed in
We were all still going strong and really started partying at Flo’s.
Eventually we all worked our way back to our house
I didn’t take any more pictures but we tore up the chili, broke out the karaoke and played till we all fell asleep all over the house.
I tried to get a ton of pictures into the post but with a pool of 231 it’s hard to get them all. There were lots of really nice shots I didn’t get to. CHECK THEM OUT HERE http://prewitt.smugmug.com/Parties/4th-Triathlon/10632867_x7aQC#739593940_z7s9f