Jaclyn Michelle goes to the Hamptons!

Two weekends ago, I had the opportunity to visit the Hamptons for the first time.  NOW I get what all the fuss is about!  Such a beautiful area!  The historic homes!  The shopping!  The incredible restaurants!  The tree lined streets!  Sigh.  SO GORGEOUS!

Real estate envy: a historic home in Sag Harbor

Real estate envy: a historic home in Sag Harbor

Foster Memorial Beach

Foster Memorial Beach

Sweet ride...

Sweet ride…

Sag-Harbor-SignThe purpose of my trip?  One of my besties, Liz, was competing in the Mighty Hamptons Triathlon.  I was so inspired by her, and really by all of the athletes.  Every single participant showed such heart and such determination.  It was incredibly moving!  Here are a few of my favorite shots from the day:

We arrived at the beach at 5:15 am, so I got to witness a gorgeous sunrise!

We arrived at the beach at 5:15 am, so I got to witness a gorgeous sunrise!

The race starts with a 1.5K swim.

The race starts with a 1.5K swim.

The first athlete out of the water!

The first athlete out of the water!

Here come the swimmers!

Here come the swimmers!

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The end of the 40K bike ride!

The end of the 40K bike ride!

These helmets make me think of "The Rocketeer"

These helmets make me think of “The Rocketeer”

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Liz after the bike portion.  Who the eff SMILES after biking 40K???????

Liz after the bike portion. Who the eff SMILES after biking 40K???????

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The final stretch of the 10K run.

The final stretch of the 10K run.

This dude finished the race with his dog, Mighty.

This dude finished the race with his dog, Mighty.

This woman was competing in the triathalon at 76 years old!  I will NEVER gripe about going to the gym again.

This woman was competing in the triathlon at 76 years old! I will NEVER gripe about going to the gym again.

Here’s the website for the Mighty Hamptons Olympic Distance Triathlon, just in case you’re interested in giving it a try…or would love to cheer on the athletes next year!

Coming tomorrow:  the complete novice’s guide to eating, drinking and shopping Sag Harbor and Southampton!

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