The long version:
I realized yesterday that I was feeling really good, really confident and really excited about today's race. I had a nice pasta dinner, I pre-hydrated, and I got to bed at a reasonable hour. But when the alarm went off at 5, the nerves hit hard. Honestly, I wonder why celebrities pay all that money for a "cleanse" when all you really need is a good dose of race-day nerves!
Out of the water with a smile on my face. Please note that there are people behind me!
The bike leg completely ROCKED! As soon as I got wheels underneath me, I was en fuego. I passed so many people I couldn't keep count. I passed people on the uphills, I passed people on the downhills, I passed two and three people at a time. Even better than all that passing of other people? Nobody passed me! I'm thinking of getting a shirt made that says, "Yes, I'm a bad swimmer" on the back, because I know that's what everyone was thinking as I blew by them. Bike Time: 53:24, T2: 1:13
Here I go, just three miles left in this race!
I beat my goal time by EIGHT MINUTES!! w00t!!
(BTW, this is not my arm, it's The Hubs')
I didn't stick around for official results, thinking they would be online by this afternoon, but so far there's nothing posted. Obviously, my time wasn't AG award worthy, but I'm still curious where I came in the standings.