The third weekend of May is always a busy time in Baltimore. There is so much happening with Preakness, Bike Jam, and…the Columbia Triathlon.
We all race for a variety of reasons. Some folks race for the money. Some race for the love of sport. Some of us race to have a reason to keep training…doing a race can be a goal!
For me this particular race has special meaning. I raced the Columbia triathlon this past weekend because I consider this race a home coming. I race this race because I love supporting race directors, Vigorito and George Alterie. I race this race because it gives me a good excuse to visit my family and friends. In fact, 50 of my family members and friends come out to cheer for me. I race this race because it has a challenging bike and run. I love everything about this race.
I arrived in Baltimore Thursday afternoon sans ML so that I could hang with my home girls and do girl stuff. ML arrived Friday night. After picking him up, we did a little meet and greet over at the Sheraton with Chrissie and Terrenzo. It was pretty fun. I had never met Chrissie before. She is really as cool in person as she is in interviews and on TV. Definitely a pleasure meeting her!
Saturday ML and I did our pre race stuff as usual. And as usual we…