Wednesday, February 07, 2007


Sorry folks, I just have not been able to dedicate the time to blogland especially since I currently only have net access from work. But I've been tagged, and so I'll play along this time.

1. Describe a memory from your first triathlon ever

I could list several from the 1999 National City Bank Triathlon:
-Meeting a bunch of pros the night before.
-Not really knowing what to wear, so I raced in nothing but a speedo.
-Thinking I was going to drown while treading water for what seemed to be an eternity.
-Not having tinted googles and staring right into the sun every breath during the swim.
-Scrapping up my knee pretty badly climbing a cargo net out of the water.
-Tyring to absolutely hammer the bike.
-Getting caught for drafting somewhere.
-Trying to run and then dying on the first hill coming out of transition.
-Vowing to come back and doing better on the next one.

2. Describe a memory from your most recent triathlon

My most recent triathlon was actually a sprint tri one week after IM WI 2006. I remember not feeling ready to race until 10 miles into the bike course. But we all like to talk about the big events in our life. My IM WI 2006 recap was pretty thorough, so go ahead and check that out, again. I won't go over that since I'm short on time.

3. What's the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you in a tri?

Leaving T2 with my bike helmet on. That was caputered on film digitally too.

4. What's the most thrilling thing that's happened to you in a tri?

I would say spending a cold, rainy, September Sunday in Madison and then being able to enjoy my last two hours of the run with so many friends out on the course.

5. What is something you discovered about yourself by doing triathlons?

Life is better when you are in pursuit of things you are passionate about.

6. What is The Big Goal that you're working towards?

Oh, wait you mean something like running a Boston Qualifying time. Yeah I hope I can get that in this fall.

I am going to take my little break from posting. Sorry tri-geeks, I wasn't able to finish my post on spandex, technical tees, and shopping yet. But hopefully it will be worth the wait. In some other news, I will not be able to call C-town my home for much longer. I realized this past weekend that there are some things and places that I may not do or visit again. But I've got enough memories to last me a lifetime.

Yeah, Cleveland Rocks!!!