Wow, it's been a few weeks since my last update and lots of good things have happened since then.
First, Doug and I defended our co-ed team victory at the Firecracker 50 on the 4th of July. We went a little faster than last year despite me getting stuck behind a train of slower men and a small crash when my back wheel slid out on a downhill switchback. My new Specialized Era is great and bounces back each time there is an "operator error".
The next weekend took us to Telluride for our good friends wedding. It was an amazing weekend with some fun mountain bike rides, a long run in the woods where I did not see anyone else, delicious food, tasty drinks and me busting out my moves on the dance floor. Not too many people get to see the party like a rock star side of me but Brian insisted that I party and I did not let him down. I can't believe that I have lived in Colorado my entire life and never made it to this beautiful place, thanks Brian and Katherine for giving me a wonderful reason to see Telluride!
Last weekend was a much anticipated weekend for me, the Xterra Mountain Cup. I had a great swim in my Profile Design wetsuit, coming out of the water 4th. I quickly moved into 1st on the bike and was just waiting for Shonny to pass me. Shonny caught me about the same place she did last year and I tried to hold her pace for a while until I realized I would need to still be able to run afterwards. I came into transition in 2nd and maintained my spot until the end. I didn't feel awesome on the run but was strong enough to have one of the faster run splits. It was great to have my parents at the race to watch me. I wouldn't be the athlete I am today without all their encouragement! Thanks to all my sponsors...Avia, Specialized, Profile Designs and GU for all the support and great products!