And we’re off…

So here I am waiting to take off for Beijing!! I hope to be able to blog while I am there so keep visiting to see how things are going!!

I received some great news on Friday from Coach Bernard that Triathlon Lab had generously located a time trial bike for me to race on in Beijing!! It was really nice of them to help me out. So I had a bike fit and rode Saturday morning followed by a quick mile run. Being on the nicer bike, I could definitely feel a HUGE difference! I felt like I was cruisssssing! Bernard did another fit with me yesterday and then I took it back to TriLab to box it for travel. So a huge thanks to Lloyd and everyone at TriLab Santa Monica!

Packing was chaotic as usual and I almost forgot my wetsuit! I’m not the best packer and have never packed light once in my life. Guess I’m a little high maintenance! But I got packed up and here on time. I was definitely nervous about traveling this time and didn’t really want to leave home but I just kept reminding myself that this was for my grandpa and what he would have wanted. The 3 TSA people I interacted with all wished me good luck so that calmed me down a bit.

Last thing before signing off- I want to give a special thanks to Steve McPherson who is part of the Wednesday track group. He gave me a goodie bag of triathlon stuff a few weeks ago and to top it off, offered up his wife’s bike for me to borrow for Beijing so that I could be riding a better bike. Thanks for the support Steve!!

Anyway, I’m off. I’ll try to check in soon! Thanks to everyone who has supported me in the quest to get to Beijing!

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One thought on “And we’re off…

  1. Audrey says:

    Hi Danielle! We missed you at track this morning (it was the 1600, 2×800, 4×400, 2×800 and 1600 workout again – fast as usual) and everyone is sending good thoughts your way! Hopefully you are having fun and staying relaxed for the race. I’m so excited for you!

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