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My March Madness

St. George 2011

March is going to be awesome
I have been waiting for March for months now and it's finally here! 
I am super excited for my own version of March Madness.

Here is what's happening in March: 

Looks like fun, doesn't it?

March 10

Solo day-trip down to Phoenix Desert Classic Duathlon
First (multi-sport) race of the season
Warm weather and (hopefully) a nice outdoor swim

(I wrote this post a few days ago and thought I would update: 
The race went very well. I had a blast and was able to 
start the season off with a win! 1st female amateur!
Race report to follow...)

St. George 2011

March 11-18

Spring Break
Family vacation in St. George
Training camp
In-laws, condo, pool, hot tub
Training partners
Spectrum 10k

(Time to unpack and then repack for this fun adventure! 
The weather looks great, Karl is (finally) feeling better, 
and the kids are not quite as sick as I had feared. 

Mt. Lemmon

March 22-25

TriFest put on by
My first trip to Tucson
Mt. Lemmon ride
Meeting my new teammates

Oceanside Harbor

March 29-April 1

Oceanside 70.3
My first (race) ocean swim ever
Hanging out with girl friends
I have not been to the beach in years

I know. I am one very lucky girl! As you can tell Karl is going to be with the kids quite a bit this month and I am extremely thankful for his support. I do work really hard on making these things happen. We don't have a lot of money and don't live in the ideal place, but I have always believed that:

Where there's a will, there's a way! 

Hope March is going to be a great month for you as well and I am stoked to see some of you at these events! Nothing like hanging out with good friends


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