Wednesday, August 3, 2011

A Cure for a Case of the Mondays?


On Monday morning I woke up to this email:

Congratulations CHAD, you have qualified for the 2011 USA Triathlon Age Group Nationals after your finish in the Tri the Midlands Triathlon ranked among the top 10 percent.

I had heard of the USA Triathlon Age Group Nationals, but had no idea how qualifying worked, so I was understandably surprised to receive this message. Danielle also received an email letting her know that she too had qualifed at Tri the Midlands. Sure, it was a small race in South Carolina, but we went down just to get some practice in, ended up having good races and earned spots at the USA Triathlon Age Group Nationals. Not too shabby for our first year in the sport.

While we are not going to attend this year and we wouldn't place highly if we did, earning spots has validated our ever increasing dedication to training for triathlons and interest in the sport. If nothing else, this information made my Monday a little better. I am excited to see how far we can go.


  1. Congrats to both of you! I did that race in 1991 in Las Vegas...great experience! See 'ya Saturday...