I’ve finally got the feet up and Recovery Pump on here in Madison after a non-stop week of fun through the cornfields.
I love the midwest!
And these gals! My trip kicked off last weekend with lots of quality time with dear friends in Des Moines: Team Tollakson and the BFF. Mere inspired us yet again with her 7th-place finish at the HyVee 5150 race there against all the speedster short-course specialists. And we got to meet Baby Tollakson for the first time! We could even run with him from his house to the race to spectate—pretty cool.
This week the GCM and I have made ourselves at home with my Madison homestay family—it’s my seventh time staying with Kari and our visits are always the highlight of my time here! And in the past couple days, it has been awesome to see so many familiar faces and catch up with friends at the race venue. Check out local Smashfest Queen Erin—we met a couple months ago at Ironman Austria. Love her style, obviously
The other highlight here this year is that Mom, Dad, and Mini Biscuit are all here to cheer us on—their first race in 3 years! Such a treat. The race kicks off tomorrow morning at 6:50AM (4:50PST) and you won’t miss the GCM and I in our matching kits (just like the one Erin is in, above).