I neglected to mention that my tri club had our end of year party. It was lots of fun and strange to see so many of them in regular clothes -- not a stich of lycra in the house!
Good food and fun. Darren even came and met my "other family". I think he had a good time too! I also think he might very well try to do the sprint distance for Lonestar in April, which by the way is now a "certified" IM 70.3 course!
So at the party my club recognized many athletes -- the folks that make me want to get better and better. Anyway, I was presented with the Female Newcomer of the Year award . Basically what it means is that I suck a whole lot less than when I started last April. I'm not the fastest by any stretch, but I try super hard and have come a long way from my first "brick" with the club when I couldn't even run a quarter mile (and now I'm doing 10 miles on Sunday!).
Some of the club folks are trying to convince me to go 70.3. Why do they taunt me so? I was content with my decision to do the Oly!