Just a quick post; longer version will be up shortly…
Last weekend my husband and I drove 800 miles (each way!) from Virginia to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to race in the USAT Age Group Sprint Nationals. My goal? To place in the top 18 in my age group and secure a spot on the US Team for the 2014 ITU World Championships in Edmonton, Alberta.
And since suspense is overrated and time is short, I’ll let you know right now that I DID IT!
I was the 17th woman to cross the line, but after two women received 2 minute penalties for drafting on the bike, I bumped up to 15th place. Finding out that I’d qualified was a dream come true.
To cap it all, my husband and I had the BEST weekend away we’ve had in a long time. With no kids, there was time to talk, listen to 80s music on the radio, go out and eat where WE wanted to eat, have a beer after the race while overlooking beautiful Lake Michigan, and much more.
Here are some pics my husband took of me racing. I could hear him yelling when I came out of the water and in both transitions! Oh yeah, and when I started the run I was in 26th place…you do the math.