This morning I dragged myself out of bed at 5:30am and drove off into the sunrise. My bike rack was empty. After double parking near the entrance of a state park, I walked to the transition area, pausing as the national anthem played over the loud speaker. I could feel the excitement and nervousness in the air! I found my Training Buddy on the lake shore, ready to compete in an Olympic distance triathlon. This was the race she has been training for all season.

Congrats to Training Buddy for a job well done!! I am glad I could be at the race to cheer you on.