"People may doubt what you say....but they will believe what you do"
23.08.2011 - 20.09.2011 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.
Best summer I can remember. Truly.
Staff - Mystery Dinner 2011
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.
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.
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,