Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Once again it has been far too long since I have posted a blog.  When I started focusing more on triathlon I thought I would have more time to write blogs yet somehow I manage to forget about it for months at a time.  So as usual I will do a quick recap of what has been about 3 months now.

-Lots of racing.  And two of my highest finishes as a professional triathlete.  I finished 2nd at Rev3 Wisconsin and 2nd at Rev3 Maryland and moved up to 4th in the Rev3 Series.
-I raced in what was the most fun race I have ever done; the F1 Triathlon in San Diego.  It was a 300meter swim, 4 mile bike, 1.5 mile run x 2.  I managed to finish 5th overall and it was incredible.  My brother was there to watch me race and then I was able to spend a few days with him surfing after the race.
-Finally made it back to Lake Tahoe Labor Day weekend for our annual Bellarmine (BEAT THOSE) reunion.
-Travis left me.  This was a very sad time in September when one of my training partners and someone that became one of my very good friends left to go back to South Africa.  I will be traveling to South Africa myself now to visit him January of this year.  Something I am already looking forward too.
-My brother Chad came to visit for a week.  It was his first time to Boulder and it was great having him here.  We also went up to Breckenridge to spend the weekend with my parents who were also visiting. And we had a pretty crazy time at the Breckenridge Oktoberfest; which I will definitely be going back to next year.

I feel like that is a pretty short and sweet recap of the last few months.  Training has been going really well.  It is crazy for me to think that I have only been in Boulder for 6 months now.  For one, it seems like it has been much longer than that.  It also makes me very excited about the progress that I have made as an athlete in a short period of time.  Training with Apex Coaching has been great and I am already excited about what 2013 will bring after a solid off season.  However, I am getting ahead of myself because I still have one race left in 2012.  I will be finishing my season in just over a week in Florida at the Rev3 Florida race on October 28th.