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St. Anthonys 2011

sunny 65 °F

It's amazing how much growth can happen in just one year.....
A baby panda will go from 3 1/2 ounces to over 75 pounds.
A tulip poplar will grow about 18 inches.

Babies will triple their birth weight, grow ten inches, hear/see as well as an adult and start to walk.

These are all very cool facts - and damn, if we really think about how much can happen in the course of a year it's mind blowing.
Really. What were you doing a year ago? Where did you think you're life would be in a year, or two?
We can plan and prepare for what we think we want, but the truth is that life just has a way of happening.
It is such a crazy, sweet and beautiful thing.

BBUUTTTTT what really gets me going right now is that with one year of time, energy,
dedication and training my St. Anthony race time went from a 2:32 and change to a 2:12.
One year. TWENTY FREAKIN' MINUTES.

Event Overview
Sunday May 1st
7:08am my waves start
3,125 finishers
994 females (non-professional)

Video of my waves start. All women 15-29 years old. 165 +/-
I'm in the front row, right corner - not that you can see me at all. (*4th +/- out of the water)

  • Southeast regional championships
  • Qualifier for 5150 US Championships in September
  • One of the deepest seeded pro fields in the country.

- Sarah Haskins - 1st place professional female

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Sunrise over the swim start

The Race
1,000 meter swim*
1/4 mile run into transition*
40K bike
10K run

  • slightly modified course because of strong winds and rough ocean conditions.

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Heading into T2

Results
2:12:19 Total Time
1st out of 104 in 25-29 year age group
17th woman out of 994
I would have been 15th in the elite amateur division out of 32....still lots of work to be done.

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Loaded up with goodies

Qualified for age-group elite 5150 championships (back to iowa.....)
This race is slated to be the most competitive age group race in the country - even offering cash prizes. HOLLER!

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We cleaned up nice for dinner.............. (as long as you don't look at my feet)

Next Event:
1/2 Marathon - May 8th in Whately, MA

Quote of the Day:
If you are tough enough any road is flat.

Here's to peace, flying mounts and neosporin,
~Aubrey

Posted by AubreyJ 17:50 Archived in USA

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So proud of you! It was great seeing you gritting your teeth,while still sneaking a smile! Tough work but, your making it look like fun!

by Dad

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