I sit here at the airport, about to write a recap of the hubs’ race, travel, etc., and a part of me feels guilty. Like maybe I should be posting a workout or a gluten free recipe. Then I read my blog description. This is life. Life as a pro triathlete’s wife. This is me, this is us! This is Cotter Crunch. And right now, we’re IN SEASON. I do not race, I support. I do not compete, I cheer. That’s my job, and ya know what? I wouldn’t change it for the world. The good days, the bad days, and everything in between.
So like I said, I’m at the airport. Waiting for my flight home, reflecting on the HIGHS and LOWS of this weekend. The lows not being in our control shall soon be forgotten, but the HIGHS will NEVER be forgotten and thank God for that!
– paying $200 for a bike box to travel
– having to drop out of the race while still being in top 5. Two flats on the bike and no more spare tires. The hubs was escorted back to transition with this look on his face. Don’t you just want to hug him?
the HIGHS ……..(so many to be thankful for)
– the PEOPLE! Like I said before..so many great people that we got to meet and make connections with. The race directors, the volunteers, other athletes, the locals, etc. (Sue, Tawnee, Krista, Jim, Carrie, Sam… you all know we just adore you!)
– The weather. It was perfect. Blue sky, no wind, lots of sun.
– For me, just being able to see the hubs race is always a blessing. But this race was different. It was like his mental block was gone and all that hard work and strength was clearly visible. 2nd out of the water and on the bike course.
– And last but not least, the beautiful Spabettie (Kristina). Her and sweet Basil came out to watch the race and say hello.