A few weeks ago, Tiffany made a comment that Jessi was sure I was going to come up with something good and win. At this point in time I had put no thought into it and the pressure began to build. Now I had to show up and represent in true A+ style.
I came up with one idea about a week before the competition was to begin but had yet to find the pumpkin to execute my plan. So after the long search for the perfect pumpkin, a whole 3 minutes at the Fred Meyer boxes, I found my pumpkin palette.
The craving began not with a knife but with a green marker and after about 15 minutes of drawing out my design before I began to carve my pumpkin. After many confused glances by my fellow competitors my design began to take shape. Slow removing piece after piece, my pumpkin was “actually” turning into a success.
After a few additions (or was it subtractions) here and there my masterpiece was complete and I walked away with first place, and that never happens when I am around other triathletes:)
Thanks again to the Byrd’s for hosting an awesome party and already looking forward to next year.
PS: Hopefully you can see what it is and if not, think triathlete.