2013 Triathlon Season: That’s a Wrap!
On Sunday September 9th, I finished the 2013 triathlon season on an extremely high note. I raced in the inaugural Hero Triathlon Cape Cod in Mashpee, MA.
The weather was perfect, the venue was amazing and the crowd support, was fantastic. Despite hitting a major wall at mile 3.5 of the run, I couldn’t stop smiling throughout the entire race and found myself reflecting on the past year and how far I have come in this crazy sport.
I went from being absolutely terrified of riding a bike to riding 56 miles (in-between swimming 1.2 and running 13.1) and yes, eventually I will be confident enough to use aerobars…
I’ve learned to quell those evil voices in my head and to just “go with it”
I’ve returned to the water AND LOVED IT.
I’ve made new friends (in real life and the internet) who have helped me build my skill level, experience and confidence. I seriously have no idea how I would have survived this season without the generosity of my swim-bike-run friends.
I’ve discovered absolutely breath taking areas of New England
I’ve had a BLAST
And as I’ve said before, I have a feeling things are just beginning. I’m already busy plotting a very busy 2014 season and I am so excited to build upon all of the things I have learned throughout the past 6-12 months.
Thank you to everyone in blog and twitter-land for your encouragement, excitement, tips and laughs. I can’t believe the season is over, but I’m excited to take a little bit of a break, figure out some nagging injuries once and for all, and spend lots of time with this guy.
How do you feel about your 2013 race season? Do you have any “unfinished business” you are looking to avenge in 2014?