Where in the world is Sarah Alexander? Is the question I am constantly asked… and with good reason! The last six months have been quite the adventure between training camps in the southeast, the west coast, races all around the US and abroad, and most recently, a 2-week camp up in New Hampshire.
Over the last couple weeks, I had the opportunity to take a “walk down memory lane” in Hanover, NH, where I spent four glorious years at Dartmouth. I haven’t been there in five years (gasp!) and running roads/trails with so many memories, visiting the Dartmouth Boathouse, and also getting new view of the area – riding on gorgeous roads through the woods, open water swims in Storrs Pond and Post Pond, and workouts in the Dartmouth pool. While training was the focus, I also got to see a couple old friends – like my crew coach from Dartmouth! – and, just as great if not better: make new ones.
I’ll be the first to admit that constant travel and change can be hard to handle at times, and the first week in NH, I was definitely in a dark place between fatigue from racing and travel, breathing/allergy issues, and training with muchhhh faster athletes than I! But it was such an incredible opportunity to see where I stand in the world of triathlon – one that not many can get day-in and day-out – and I grew immensely over the past 10 days or so! It’s good to stay humble and hungry!
Other than my upcoming MLT race in Sarasota (June 18), I get a nice 6-block of time to be in one place (home in South Bend), train my butt off, and enjoy meals/movie nights with the love of my life. Life is good!