I have done it. After 10+ years of being a truly dedicated athlete and through two sports, I have finally reached a dream goal of mine. To race in the World Championships. I had no idea it would be in any sport other than ski racing, but today was like magic. What a cool experience. Amazing.
Except now, everything hurts. Ouch. I guess that's when you know you gave 100% of yourself to the race. I experienced a whole new level to the pain cave during my race today. The last 2km was brutal (why is it again we like to do this?).
I am so satisfied with myself and my effort in the time trial today. I could have started out a little slower, but other than that, I did well. The only thing that's rubbing me the wrong way is my 20th place. I was hoping for better, but now I have a stepping stone that can be massively improved upon.
After some of my pain and tiredness pass, I will post some pictures and more interesting info.
Team USA did pretty dang well today. Kristin was 2nd, Amber 4th and Christine 5th. Not bad at all.