|Freddy & Dorian|
-Freddy & Dorian: You all were fantastic. You spoiled me rotten and I can't wait to come back again!
-Jon: My Lifesport teammate and the best training partner, thanks for suffering with me!
-Jason and his grandparents: Thanks for taking me in. I miss y'all already!
-Bay Area Bicycles: Thanks to Tom, Junior and the rest of my crew for keeping my bike running smooth and race ready!
-Giancarlo and Dr. Erik: Thanks for looking out for me and getting me well quickly!
-Randy: my wonderful husband for letting me 'skip town' for 51days to train, love you!
|Jon, my lifesport teammate|
I will admit, I was a little skeptical before heading down South. You never know what you are going to get in a new training environment. After a few days there, I knew I'd made the right choice. The local triathlon community took me in and took care of me. After 'house/dog-sitting' for Jason's Grandparents in Padre, we moved to an ocean side condo. Sweetness! Everyone that I came in contact with was so welcoming and hospitable, such a refreshing feeling.
This was my first time to escape the cold fall weather and I totally loved the hot weather and the sunshine. I kinda laughed the first time a 'cold front' came through and dropped the temps into the upper 60s and everyone pulled out their winter coats. Are you serious? I'll admit though, after being there for a few weeks and 60 did feel cold. I was so worried about coming back to Colorado, I just knew I was going to freeze to death. At least I've been lucky and the weather has been pretty mild since I've been back.
While I was down there KRISTv did a news segment featuring me and the local newspaper did an article too. THANK YOU! Check them out:
KRISTV 10 o'clock news (longer segment)
KRISTV 6 o'clock news
Caller Times Article
Hope to be back training in Corpus sometime soon!