I flew directly from Minneapolis to Toronto, met up with Ross, had a tiny visit with my favorite old roommate Chris and his new wife Sacha, got to sleep for about a minute before waking up to speed to the airport for our flight to Bermuda. We basically BARELY made it since I decided an hour would be plenty of time when in reality, we were stupidly late for an international flight. No matter, we made it and arrived to beautiful sunny weather.
What am I doing here? Well, our friend Dave Morrison asked if I could come and join Chris McCormack for two weeks of triathlon mania here on the island. Chris spoke at the annual awards dinner and both of us donated some clothing to raise money for the tri kids programs. In addition, I did a training session with the TRex Trikids program, spoke to a group about nutrition, did a number of interviews with local press, and will host a clinic on how to ride a mountain bike the day before I race an offroad duathlon March 2. Phew! I also did 24.5 hours of training this first week and will probably be around that again for the second week even with smaller training days for racing on the weekend. I have been busy….