Holy cats - only 4 more days until VEGAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is quite exciting. And if I wasn't already amped up enough to race - today, on Twitter, smack talk.
Yes, that's right, SMACK TALK! All started by one Sarah Piampiano and further propagated by Beth, Hailey, Tatiana and myself. Except not really me because I'm not good at smack talking. I need a class or something. Or perhaps some smack talk pointers from Ben (who came from a sport where smack talk is much more prevalent and who once asked me why everyone in triathlon was so "nice").
All in good fun of course. And indeed, it just made me THAT much more hungry to get out west and dual with a bunch of awesome women once again. Also, it further cemented in my mind the race plan of swimming 23 minutes in order to get FAR FAR away from all the super biker/super runners. Now if only I really could swim a 23... ;)
Racing aside, I'm also really excited for this trip because my mom is coming! Oscar can't make this one because he is using all his vacation days for Kona so my mom gracefully agreed to come with. Which means we WILL be hopelessly lost somewhere in Henderson, NV at some point this weekend. If you see us driving around aimlessly, guaranteed we are driving in the wrong direction. So please flag us down and show us where to go! (I'm already having flashbacks to the time I raced in Dallas a few years back and mom and I somehow ended up in the ghetto WAYYYY lost and very, very far from where we wanted to be. YIPES!)
Also, Ben is racing! So we will be flying together and actually, he, my mom and I will be staying together too! Say a small prayer for him now please - how he agreed to travel with my mom and I, I will never know! :)
And so the countdown begins. I TRULY live for racing - for being able to put to test all the hard work and see what I'm physically and mentally made of - and I'm so excited to get to go at it again! Very best of luck to all those racing this weekend in Wisconsin, at Rev3 Cedar Point and elsewhere. Remember, we GET to do this. And boy are we lucky. ;)