|sunset on the Pacific/ i love|
I'll be leaving again soon for a trip across the Pacific to Kona, for the 7th time. (pretty sure its , but kind of lost count). I could co-author a second book called; "Survival guide to being #1 Fan in Kona during the Ironman World Championships" Every year there has been a different experience with different athletes and /or friends racing, or coming to also spectate. I particularly love my role of being DONE with triathlon, gels, anything aero, and well into the start of cyclocross season. I've been there at least 7 x, maybe more and never raced. There was a time prior to Jack, I wanted to do it...he is 10 now. As far as training goes, that week I manage to fit in some decent runs, find my goggles for the first time in weeks ( i saw my swim bag yesterday, it looked lonely) , stand up paddle, and maybe bike 1 x on the Queen K race day sprinting between mile markers cheering or AZ.
-I like to SUP and chase the dolphins on the board
-I swim in the waves and see the Honu
-run on Alii drive
-enjoy fabulous coffee every day, then dream about it the rest of the year
- cook the pre race dinner, tuck AZ into bed, go to TGNIR (thank God I'm not racing) with whoever will go with me
|I tend to look at my phone a lot|
-my phone blows apart and nearly dies, this year I have a plan
-I get more nervous than my own races
-I'll be the one on the beach with cuts scrapes and bruises from 2 hard fought CX races. I have to stop getting taken down early in the race and then chasing down as many as I can. Although it has been good for motivation and putting out a massive effort to catch as many as possible only to finish mid pack which I don't like. I am embarrassed to say how sore I am right now sitting here from a 45 min race yesterday.
-I'd like to have one of these drinks while waiting for the bikers to come in
-I get to cheer on my athlete Sara Arnold, she is a mom of 4 and and amazes me every day how hard she worked to get here!
|Sara and I at the Hualalai one year. Who knew what was brewing!|
-I have 2 Zuccos to cheer for; Pappa Joel is racing as a Legend!
With the end of the triathlon season and start of the CX season are some exciting changes for me. For cyclocross 2013/14, I am excited to be racing with PSIMET. I have always admired the support they give to women's cycling and am excited to be part of such a strong local women's CX team!
More on 2014 triathlon to come, but a fun sneak peak involves skulls and butterflies and some very HOT racing, training, and active gear and a whole bunch of very cool athletes.