Thursday, May 8, 2008
It's Madness, I Say!!
This is proving to be a challenging week! Not only is it a fairly heavy training week (although no 100 mi bike ride), I do have to get in a 13 mi run and a 60 mi ride/45 min brick run in this weekend while working and working as the volunteer coordinator for the Rookie Triathlon. Don't get me wrong...I looooove working races...would do it full time if I could. But when you put all those things together it makes for a crazy week. Good thing I'm taking off work tomorrow so I can go help setup!!
I love setup! Why? I find it soooo cool to watch a site go from a blank slate to this festive and fun atmosphere...then add athletes and spectators on race day...it's a very special thing. Sometimes, once the race gets into full swing, I step back for a few minutes and just take in the big picture. People laughing, enjoying themselves, watching friends and family, leaving all else behind for just a bit...People finishing their first triathlon; others finishing their gabillionth triathlon...it makes me feel good about what we do.
Anyway, I could go on and on but I still have to check/send volunteer email!