BEST RACE MEDAL: I'm all about the race bling. I think that I was most excited about my first tri medal EVER (even though it was my fourth tri) at Ogden Valley Sprint.
HARDEST EVENT: I must say Wildflower Pedalfest. I know that I was prepared. I had no idea how hard getting my arse and bike up Big Mountain would be. I have never been so wasted (tired) after a race/event.
LEAST FAVORITE RACE: Meh, I loved them all for various reasons, but I could have taken or left the Daybreak Tri. It was just okay.
FAVORITE EVENT: St. George 26.2 continues to be my favorite race. I love everything about it. From the organization, the course, the crowds, everything. And to crossing the finish line at a marathon never gets old, and no other finish line compares (that I have done anyway)
FUNNEST EVENT: Bear Lake Brawl Oly. So much fun to be there with my new found TriBuddy peeps! We stayed in a cabin, cheered for each other, and hung out afterward. So excited to do that more in 2013!
BEST PERFORMANCE IN A RACE: I can't top St. George 26.2. I mean really? A PR by 21 minutes and a course PR of 27? Nothing else I did this year compares to that.
WHAT I LEARNED: I love triathlon. I love my bike. I love open water swimming. I love pushing myself to the limits. I'm a strong swimmer. I'm a crappy runner.
FAVORITE TRI ADDITION OF 2012: Other than acquiring my chariot, I have to say finding my tri group, TriBuddies, was the best thing to happen to me. I love having friends with the same interests, and people that I can talk races, injuries, chafing issues, or training plans all day long and they actually can relate :) So excited for upcoming events with them!