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Get After It.

"People may doubt what you say....but they will believe what you do"

semi-overcast 50 °F

Seasons really coming in for a close, with just one more event left.
October 2nd in Dallas is the 'Race to the Toyota Cup US Championship'
This will be a really deep field - qualification races across the country only send top 10 overall for each gender.

Can't believe Nationals were a month ago already.
So much life has happened since then.

Camp 2011.
Best summer I can remember. Truly.
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Staff - Mystery Dinner 2011

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Capture the Flag - Session 8

5150 US Championships in Iowa (9/4)
4th place amateur female
1st place in 25-29 age group by 8 minutes.
Won $650 in Orca/Orbea product gift cards.

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Bridget was my travel buddy.

Upon checking into the hotel not only was there a sea of funny looking athletes
(you know the scene...obnoxiously colored running shoes, compression socks on up to our knees, a visor and/or shades on our head, water bottle in hand and at least one item made of 80% spandex....)
But there were people dressed in medieval attire. We even saw one pirate.
Apparently there was a renaissance banquet occurring....not that that explains the pirate.....

Skipped the Nations Tri in DC because of a developing overuse injury in my legs / hips
(more specifically my left lateralis, right medius, and left adductor)
The swim portion for DC was cancelled anyway, so I was glad that I opted to recover and not race.

Justin and I drove out to Dartmouth, MA this past Sunday for Buzzards Bay race.
I <3 ocean swims.
I hadn't raced a sprint in months. You blink and its over.
My dad raced too and did AWESOME! Second in his age group.

Countdown:
October 2nd - Toyota Cup Champs
November 2nd - Fly into Rome, Italy for 1600 miles of biking in Europe.

Quotes of the Moment:
"To get there you must be fueled by talent, will and ridiculous amounts of training...."

"THAT'S THE MAPLE PANCAKE SYRUP TREE WAFFLE!!!!"
-3 yr old at Montessori when shown a "Sugar Maple" leaf

"Aubrey has to come to my birthday party, ok mom?"
-8 yr old private swim lesson star, Katie. (Her birthday is 3 months away)

Here's to peace, dancing trees and so much love,
~Aubs

Posted by AubreyJ 18:18 Archived in USA

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