I arrived today to Maui. It was a short flight over, but still tiring. I arrived hungry and without food, then went grocery shopping at a health food market nearby. I spent a lot of money, filled a camping backpack with food, then rode back up the hill to the house Iâ€™m staying in with a few Canadian athletes.
Andrew Russell is probably the reason Iâ€™m able to join in on the camp, which is otherwise just Triathlon Canada National Team members. Andy and I have been working together hoping to start an international team with a focus on qualifying for the Olympics, and through this process weâ€™ve become friends. I really like how easy it is to get along with most triathletes. It helps, of course, that weâ€™re both engineers, and whiter than Casper. Iâ€™m looking forward to the rest of the month and getting to know the rest of the Canadian athletes. (Let me take a moment for the soft-rock montage to play out in your head.) After all, their national training center is much much closer to my home than Colorado Springs. Itâ€™ll be good to know my neighbors.
[I donâ€™t have any picture from Maui yet, but take a look at the pic above. nice shoes, right? Check back or follow me on twitter and you might just win yourself a pair of those Brazil K-Swiss Kâ€™Ona running shoes. â€“ photo courtesy of Courtenay]