reunited and it feels so good

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Arrived in Sonoma County this evening. And as I think about Vineman and what I'm most excited for this weekend, it's definitely seeing the pro men in spandex.

Oh wait.

Joking aside, what I am absolutely thrilled about is seeing my friends. Man, I've missed them. Friends are such a big part of why I love triathlon -- I've met the most incredible, inspiring, goofy and sometimes downright insane (because you have to be a little loopy to like doing this shit) people through this sport.

Some of my favorite tri moments over the past two years:

Arvan, who knows every word to every song and will sing through an entire metric century without losing breath ...


Our road trip to San Luis Obispo for MTS in 2012 ...


Finishing my first 70.3 ...


(Thank you, Layla, for this photo -- a moment I'll never forget!)

My last long ride in Sonoma County before the big move (of course it included a bakery stop!) ...


How triathlon (and the interwebs) brought Kimra and I together for cycling and cheese tasting ...



And I can't say enough about Thai and our shenanigans ...



I told her last night that I imagine us running across the transition area to each other, sort of like in a romance novel, but with wetsuits.

And there are so many other moments -- learning the ins and outs of the Russian River with Gwen on our post-work swims, masters classes with David and Coach Karen, braving riding with the Red Peloton gals (one of the scariest things I have ever done), soul-baring talks with Neveia while running, exploring Seattle's open water with Heidi.

Grateful to have met such amazing folks.

2 comments:

Layla said...

Someday, we will have to reunite for a bike ride and get Arvan to come along -- I want to experience that! Can't wait to see you, and good luck Sunday!!

Kimra said...

Can't wait to see you! And I feel the same way -- this is all about the people for me now. Which, as a generally antisocial hermit, is kind of a big deal.

 
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