Monday, January 22, 2018
I WON! and Trip home
Who knew this race was LONGER than the one I raced to qualify for it? I guess Team USA had sent me a 100 emails about the course, including the distance changes but I never took the time to read them. I am busy! I am a mother, an endurance athlete, a wife, housekeeper, financial and social planner, personal taxi service, pet keeper, and on and on.....and in the summer when the kids are home lots of little details get overlooked. Oh well, I will adjust and see what happens. I do better at the longer stuff anyway. And you know what happened? I WON! I was the 35-39 World Champion and the second female amateur athlete across the line. It was an overwhelming feeling and I was so happy to have David there cheering me across the line. He is always a comforting site when I am racing. I started to falter around mile 16 and he was there encouraging me to the end!!
I have pictures of me crossing the line and I will have to post them later. I lost them due to a computer crash and I need to re upload them! Ugh! But here, is a nice pictures of my tired legs back in the car 4 hours after the race to head back to Seattle. It was a cluster of an afternoon. We just raced 70 plus miles across Penticton and now we were in a race to get back to the States. Once again I have to mention that I married the best man on planet earth. He broke down our bikes and got them back to the bike transport company (more on that debacle later) and drove the 6 hours back to our hotel in Seattle. We were exhausted and sore but overall happy with our experience!