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In between adventures with my dad and friends was the real reason I made the trip to Colorado in the first place: the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Annual Meeting. While the meetings and presentations are exciting for me, they don't make great reading material for you! :P So I'll get to the really important stuff...cinnamon rolls and running!
Well, the summer has just started and I've already had some pretty amazing adventures.
Well, I made it back to Boston to try and earn some redemption from my race last year. For those of you who want to know how last year's race went, click here. The ultra-short version, I had my worst marathon ever, missed my goal time by 25 minutes, and was defeated by the beast of Boston.
But this year would be different. This year I would redeem myself…or would I?
So normally I like to keep my blog posts light: recapping my races, talking about fun things, new sponsors, and food. Mmmm food! But with how polarizing this election was and now that we've all had some time to digest what happened with it, I want to share some of my thoughts. I'm not trying to change anyone's mind, but rather to gain a better understanding of other's thoughts and viewpoints.
What could it be?? Hint: I got a new triathlon sponsor for the 2017 tri season!
The Grand Rapids Marathon was all smiles for me. What a great way to end my race season (almost!) and I am looking forward to an even better 2017!
Triathlon has been pretty good to me. This time, it took me to the beautiful island of Cozumel, Mexico for the International Triathlon Union (ITU) Age Group World Championships.
Now you all remember what happened the week before the USAT Age Group National Championship, right? If not, let me refresh your memory with a nice little picture.
The finish: Across the line, into the med tent, and providing a "sample"
Immediately upon finishing, I grabbed the nearest volunteer and told them I needed help. Like I said, I gave everything I had and couldn't even hold myself upright. I knew I had crossed the finish line in first place, but it didn't really sink in that I won my age group for a little bit. Let me explain.
Alright, so for those of you who want the quick read without the fluff (aka the stuff that makes it good! haha), click here. For those of you who want the one with all the details, well, just keep on reading and enjoy! I'm going to have to split this up into a couple posts because there is just so much craziness that happened. If you want to see what happened after the race, click here.