Sunday, July 22, 2012


As I sit here watching the updates on Ironman Lake Placid and cheering on many friends via internet (and getting goosebumps seeing my friend Suzy LEAD the women's pro race), all I can think about is:

"When is it MY turn to race?!?!?"  :)

I had this same thought last weekend as well as I "watched" those racing in Racine, Vineman and Lake Stevens. 

I may have been a bit on the conservative side to wait 5 weeks post CdA to race (and to start with an Olympic vs a half) but hey, live and learn right?  Now I know!

Soooooo...finally next weekend it will be my turn!  I am racing a 5i50 in Columbus, OH!  Now, somewhere in the midst of getting crushed by many a short course star at the Columbia 5i50 earlier this year, I remember rethinking my decision to EVER do another one.  I learned quickly that competing in short courses races as a pro against the girls that specialize in short course racing is a...*wee* bit of a challenge.  But hey, face your fears right?  :)  And really, I have nothing to lose.  Columbus should be a fast, fun course and I'm REALLY looking forward to racing again!  WOOT!  :)

After Columbus, I have the following races planned:

August 11th - 5K open water swim race (no idea why I thought this was a good idea)
August 12th - North Park Sprint (local race with a prize purse!)
August 19th - Steelhead 70.3 (site of my very first 70.3 - I can't wait to return!)

September 30th - Poconos 70.3 or Augusta 70.3 (not yet decided)

October 28th - Austin 70.3 (hook 'em horns?)

November 18th - Ironman Arizona (why not, everyone else does!)

That's the plan anyway!  So here we go - Rookie Pro Season Part II underway!  :)


  1. Yay!!! I'll be working the women's change tent at AZ during T1 so I'm guaranteed to see you! :)

  2. So excited for you....and that is one big list girl!


  3. Oh I SO WANTED to see you say You are doing Wisconsin!
    You are doing great, so glad the oral/dental stuff is behind you. onward and upward as JH Says!

  4. Looks like lots of fun still to be had

  5. Nothing to lose and much to gain, full tilt at the Oly race!

  6. Sounds like a good second half of the season. Good luck at the 5150, That sounds like the most fun to me.

  7. i like waiting at least a month post IM to race too.... north park eh??? i loved that race :) sounds like a solid rest of the season.

  8. You are a racing machine!! And you'll get to visit some neat places too.. I've heard Austin is a great city. Good luck in Columbus!

  9. oooh, short and hurty, have fun this weekend!

  10. Good luck and have fun racing this weekend!! And maybe I will see you at one of the late season races (NOT Ironman haha).