Last weekend I went to Jacksonville for the Challenge Team Triathlon Summit. I didn’t get to go last year because of when it fell on the calendar and a work commitment the week after. I didn’t know what it would be like this year, but I was looking forward to it with a little nervousness. Because I had met a lot of people and talk to them throughout the year I was excited to see them, but anytime I go to a big social gathering with people who I don’t know all that well I get a little nervous. Maybe that’s a little strange, but oh well!
I got there on Friday night and headed straight to Maggiano’s, where the team dinner was, and sat down at a table with a whole bunch of people I hadn’t met before. And instantly, all the nervousness melted away! I had a great conversation with some teammates from Minnesota, Maine, Georgia, Massachusetts, etc. Already I knew it was going to be a fun weekend.
The goal of Summit is for everyone to get to know each other and also to tell us all about the season and what the races are going to be like! After hanging out and talking for a little bit back at the hotel, it was an early bed time! We volunteered at Best Damn Race Jacksonville starting at 6:45 on Saturday morning. We had to get up at 5:15 to hit the road.