Anyway, I know that no matter what it'll be a fun weekend spent with my amazing team. I'm looking forward to enjoying the weekend and having fun. If I do decide to "race" (I use the term race loosely, because I'm not in any shape to go out there and kill it) on Sunday, my plan is to just have fun. It doesn't matter how I do, its just about doing it.
Anyone want to give me a shove in that direction? Anyone? (I do realize that Wildflower is looming - just two short months... maybe that's the only shove I need.)
Related, sort of, I've been thinking about my mentor from last season, Marisela, a lot this week. I found a note card she gave to me before Vineman this week and between that and Desert this weekend she's been on my mind a lot. I was so nervous before Desert last year and she helped me so much that weekend. I don't know that I ever properly thanked her for everything she did for me, it meant so much. It was such a fun weekend, and I have nothing but amazing memories of her from then. If I do race Desert this weekend, I'll be doing so in her memory. Missing you loads right now sweet friend.
Some Throwback Thursday pictures from Desert Tri last year...
Me and Mari at the expo, right before sharing the
world's biggest snow cone.
Only a small part of the giant snow cone we shared
Race day, ready to go
Post race, Janelle, Erin, me and Mari
Love these people.
Beautiful Desert Sunrise