Monday, April 2, 2007
It was a load of Firsts for me in the end of March. I had my First race of the season, the Mooloolaba Pro Open Race, on the 24th. My First time to the Sunshine Coast, which is even more amazingly beautiful than the Gold Coast. My First road trip for the year as we got two mini-vans to take 6 of us up the coast for the race. I finished First in the race and had a great time. The swim was in the ocean and I even caught a small wave, my First in a race this year, but promptly lost the advantage when I stepped in a hidden hole while running out of the water and face-planted (my First ever in a race) quite dramatically. On the bike, I managed to extend my lead and build up a good cushion for the run. Since I’m dealing with an injury, I really wanted to have a good position going into the run. It was also my First paycheck for the year! I will definitely need it to cover all the travel costs for this training trip and my races. I am excited for another First next weekend; it will be my First ITU (draft-legal) race this year. I am hoping to get some much-needed points. It will be my First trip to Wellington, and I am very excited. Hopefully, there will be more Firsts to come.