This is a very very long overdue post. I’ll try to keep it short and sweet, but it’s been almost a whole month!! Finals went well, I still have my 3.76 GPA, and am extremely proud of that (hopefully senior year can bump it back above 3.8!). I successfully moved in to my new apartment in Tucson, and my super mommy helped me drive home to Utah. It is so amazing to be back in Salt Lake, sunny hot days and lovely cool nights, I’m not sure I would have survived a Tucson summer, plus this mountain girl missed her pine trees. Mt. Lemmon works as a substitution but it can’t quite compete.
Okay…my race in Austin…ouch. It was a hot, humid day against some tough competition. I have to admit that during the race there were a few more downs than ups, but I am still quite pleased with my performance. I made a minute PR (personal record) in my 10k and finally broke :40:00! My time was a :39.36 and I placed 6th for Elite Amateur females out of a very strong field. Can’t complain about that!
The most important lesson I learned in this race is to never give up and to trust in my training. Trista Francis has been an amazing coach and she most certainly knows what she is doing. I do every workout exactly the way that I am supposed to and when it comes to performance time I realized that I can rely on my consistently consistent training to get me through and achieve the results that I want. Funny how that whole working hard thing pays off…
Lastly, a shout out to my sponsor Challenge Tires, I absolutely love them! We did 4 loops on the course with sharp 90 degree turns and two 180 degree turns. I felt so confident going all out knowing that they were keeping me on the road. If you haven’t checked them out yet, I highly encourage it. I am very happy to be associated with this company, for they have truly amazing products and pride in their craftsmanship.
…and now my body is begging for a nice easy recovery spin. I also raced in Dallas just 5 days later, but I’ll post about that later today.
Countdown begins again…20 Days till Toyota Cup Series Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon