Wow, has it really been a month since Xterra Mexico!! I guess time flies when you are running around like a chicken with its head cut off. You would think I would be a little bit more excited about getting back to racing after 9 months off. Well I was and what a great race to kick off my abbreviated 2012 triathlon season. I had heard great things about the race last year and it didn't disappoint. The race was held in Tapalpa, a couple hours drive into the mountains outside Guadalajara. The race organizers took great care of us, putting us up in a great lake front house right next to the swim course. The area had been having a wetter than normal summer, so while that meant for some serious mud it did make the countryside incredibly green and lush!!!
|View from out patio|
The days leading up to the race were spent catching up with friends and checking out the bike and run course. Shonny, Renata and I were rooming together and according to Renata I talk way too much!!! Ha-Ha, we are rooming together again at Xterra USA, so she is investing in a good set of earplugs ;) Seriously though, we had a lot of fun.
|Pre-riding with the gang|
|Back moving again :)|
|Running through Tapalpa's cobbled streets|
|Post-race Mexico style!!!|
So fast forward a couple of weeks and here I am in Denver airport on my way to Xterra Canada in beautiful Canmore Alberta. Can't wait to see what I've got now that the cobwebs are all dusted out!!