Great Job to all who raced over the weekend in Portland (USAT Nationals)!
Crashing, undergoing surgery, and learning it would be 8 weeks before my arm would be reaching over my head... has changed my way of life, significantly. I've experienced the full range of emotions: shock, fear, pain, gratefulness, disappointment, frustration, amazement (with an out pouring of love/support from friends & family), discovery, desire, motivation (to return to all activity) - it's been a roller coaster.
Well, not being able to race in Portland opened my schedule to attend a wedding in Charleston, SC. My good friends, Kate & Hans, got married in true Southern Style on Saturday. Kate and my cousin, Lea, have been best friends since birth (which is how I got to know Kate). Lea made a gorgeous Maid of Honor... and I must say that even though I was sporting a sling (which I made sure matched my dress - actually, I thought about dressing-up the Ultra Sling II with some jewels or pearls) Lea and I were the Life of the Party.
Not being at the race was tough - but, what a fun substitute!! I'm so glad I got to be at this wedding.
- Kate & Hans: Congrats! Enjoy the Honeymoon. I enjoyed every second in Charleston, everything was perfect.
- Lea: Thanks for hosting me... and helping me get dressed ;) xxxooo
- Mary Elizabeth: if you're reading this - So exciting to meet a new triathlete! Keep in touch.
Some pictures from the weekend:
Lea & Ashley (cousins: before going crazy on the dance floor)Woohoo.... Twins! Hi Reed.
Not the only injured party person :)
And the dancing begins....