What am I talking about? The most recent issue of Triathlon Life. You know the publication sent out to USAT's membership that many of us receive and many of us (or not) read on a regular basis. I received my copy on Tuesday and had briefly flipped through it. I read PIC's summary of the coach's perspective on World's and that was about it. It was laying on my coffee table waiting for me to spend a few more minutes with it. Until Thursday about 12:30 when I received a phone call from PIC saying that my picture was in the magazine. As in Page 47, the entire page, a huge picture. OMG. I ran upstairs with PIC on the phone, grabbed the mag and opened to the page and whoa. Yep. It was me. At Nationals.
What can I say? It's pretty cool to be in the magazine and really, it's not a bad picture. But I am the low-lying type, usually trying to avoid attention, and my only "saving grace" is that my name isn't on the picture. So there it is. My 15 minutes. And now all 3 of you (including my mom) that read this blog know about it too!
How did my picture end up here? Not sure but I think it has something to do with the endless forms we have to sign waiving all liability, giving up first-born children (sorry Iz), etc. etc. and apparently giving permission to use any/all photos! I think I remember when this was taken, I was coming into the finish and a photographer was right there getting all up in my face for a picture. As you can tell, I was not amused. No time for smiling, just get out of my way, the finish line is in my sights. Nationals was a great race and one of the highlights of last season, so what else can I say? Enjoy the moment I suppose, enjoy the picture.
Oh, and all autograph requests (all 3 of them, thanks mom!) will be honored as soon as I bump Matty Reed for the cover!!!