With my car packed to the roof, and only my side mirrors to look out
of, I started to watch all of that was known to me fade away in the
distance. I was about two hours into my drive when it finally hit me…
“Wow! I am moving to the happiest place in America.” No, not Disneyland.
As the freeway signs start counting down and I make my way down the
now known “nasty grade”, my mind is still filled with the slue of post
college grad thoughts. The typical. “What am I doing with my life?”
It has been quite the busy month for all of us here at Tri-California Events! Three events in a four-week span: The Triathlon at Pacific Grove (Sept 7-9), the Giant Race (Sept 16), and culminating this weekend with the 18th Annual Scott Tinley’s Triathlon.
The most recent race in the Tri-Cal repertoire took place in and around the San Francisco Bay last Sunday morning. While the rest of the city’s residents were quietly snoozing away in their warm beds, about 400 bleary-eyed athletes gathered at Pier 3 to partake in the 3rd Annual Orca Alcatraz Challenge Aquathlon & Swim.
My contact with the world of endurance sports began 5 years ago, as a volunteer at Wildflower, making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for other volunteers. I did that for several years, then decided to get more involved with Tri-California by working Aid Stations at the Inaugural San Francisco Triathlon at Alcatraz.
I completed my first long course Wildflower race in 1989. The Tri Team Peninsula members weretalking about going down to Lake San Antonio to do the race. Wildflower was a qualifying race for Kona so some of the top athletes were hoping to qualify for Kona. This was my first long course triathlon so I did not know what to expect.