I started writing a rather lengthy post about my thoughts on the cancellation of Ironman China’s swim, and then the whole race. But I’ve learned not to write emails or post blogs when I’m extremely upset so here I’ll post a picture of my laptop for you:
Suffice it to say, IM China is a special race to me and I’m just so disappointed that I won’t get to race it this year and visit mainland China for the first time. I found out only 48hrs before I was supposed to fly out but Mom and Coach (who are more or less the same person in two bodies) didn’t let me cry over it for more than 10 seconds and it was on to find a replacement race.
So the Great Wall, Olympic stadium, Peking duck will all have to wait. I even learned enough Mandarin to be able to ask “would you like to go to my place and drink two beers?”
Instead I’ve packed my cowboy boots for Ironman Texas this Saturday. The Lone Star State called and said they needed a triathlon superstar, y’all.