I am writing this just 5 days away from my first triathlon of the 2012 season. I finally decided to race the REV3 – Quassy Olympic distance tri down in
On May 20th I completed the Tour de Cure for the 3rd year in a row. I did a 64 mile ride around the north shore of Massachusetts. I managed to complete it this year more than 30 minutes faster than last year. I know its not a race, but I still managed to put my best effort completing the distance. The course was not as hilly as last year's, but still a 30 minute improvement felt like a real success. The best part of the being I managed to raise $200 for the ADA and Sue and Owen came up to Pingree for the end of the ride to have some lunch with me on site.
My training has gone well and I feel I am ready for a great race this coming weekend. My only concern is the temperature of the water. It's an early season race so the lake temps will probably be in the 65-68 degree range. I will heading down on Friday night and will be staying with some dear friends about 30 minutes away from the race site.
I did a lot of umpiring this past weekend. There was a double header on Saturday (VERY HOT and HUMID) and then another game on Sunday. All 3 games were in Marblehead.
Today was a super family day. I marched in the Memorial Day parade with Owen and his cub scout troop. After that all 3 of us headed up to Newburyport for the afternoon. It was so nice simply spending the day with Sue and Owen walking around enjoying the beautiful weather in such a quaint seaport town. After that we returned home and Owen and I were able to have a 3 mile bike ride around the neighborhood.