June 29th I raced the Milton Man triathlon, completing the sprint distance. I got little sleep the night before due to a cook- out. I had a blast with friends but didn't get as much sleep as I needed. It was a rainy morning, I can't believe I even got out of bed. I threw everything together, jumped in my car, and headed east. I was kind of hoping this race would be called and then I could snuggle back into bed. Alas, I showed up and was informed that there was a little bit of a delay. No worries, I showed up, I'm going to do this.
The swim start was different than previous years. Most swim starts (the races I have completed) are beach starts. This one, we walked to the end of a dock and jumped in. This made me giggle the entire time. When I first took office, the temporary email password I had been given was "jump in a lake". I realized that I had not jumped in a lake since receiving that password. I was excited about the jump.
The swim was nice and calm, not too bad for hardly having completed any swim training. My legs were sluggish on the bike but I enjoyed it overall, the course is a loop 2 laps to be completed for the sprinters. The run went well. My overall time was pretty close to the previous time I completed this race, the bike was a couple of minutes slower this year. I was happy with the race and very happy that I showed up.
Thanks to Mickey Ryzmek of North Coast Multisports for snapping this picture of me after I crossed the finish line. Thanks Mickey!