Racing close to home really is a treat. My own surroundings, pre-race tune up in the environment I'll be racing in, no baggage/bike fees, and of course my own bed!
I woke up early (not necessarily by choice) to get in a quick swim/bike/run. All systems are Go. The surf at Coronado is huge. Getting out to that vast ocean will not be easy, nor will surfing our way back to shore. But we're racing in the land of the Navy Seals, nothing about it should be easy!
dear friend of mine is suffering this same fight, and it just isn't easy watching such lovely, young, energetic, athletic women go through this. I want to ripe the bad cells from her body and squash them for good. But as she fights, she also inspires! It isn't fair, it isn't right, and it isn't easy. Claire proves that simply by the power of our being we can help empower others. She certainly didn't ask for this :( If I can race with even 1/2 the fight that Claire has displayed over the past few months it will be a great day. This one's for you girl!
So.....Let the 2010 Triathlon season begin! The Navy Seals put so much into this race and I can't wait for the challenge. High surf, strong winds, soft sand: BRING IT!!!