I’ve been wanting to write my race report from last weekend in Columbia, Maryland as I like to get it out quickly so I do not lose the rawness and true feelings behind my race result. However, I have been feeling less than inspired as I have had other things on my mind…

A few days ago our friend, previous coach, and mentor, Dave Scott was hit by a car while riding his bike. From what we understand, he has a few broken bones and is in Vail right now getting pieced back together. We are wishing him a speedy recovering and we are sending him lots of healing energy his way!

Hopefully Dave will be back on his bike soon and I look forward to hearing his banter at Flatirons pool!
I guess the part that is disturbing to me is the amount of people who are writing into the “Daily Camera” (our Boulder newspaper), expressing their uninformed opinions. Such opinions include that it was Dave’s fault because he did not have control of his bike…PUUULLLEEAAASSE! These simple people really have NO IDEA. I am glad that the 61 year old driver received a ticket, however, I wish that more people were educated on bicycle laws. And I wish that more people would use more care when they drove…just a thought…

Today I have been in a bit of a funk. If you are a triathlete and if you read “slowtwitch”, then you probably know why…
Steve Larsen at the young age of 39 died last night from a heart attack while doing a track workout. Steve was Michael’s first and only agent. In fact many of the sponsors that Michael has now are because Steve got them for him. Not only was Steve an agent and friend, but he was an incredible athlete, a businessman, a father of 5, and a husband. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

I’ll get my race report out when I feel like it…