Here are some things that I learned at nationals:
- Pitting is stressful, and I’m really glad that it wasn’t super muddy during the elite men’s and women’s races. Or else Mr. Katie Compton and Stu Thorne would have murdered me for my spot in the pit wash line.
- Running around like a maniac is tiring.
- Free Grape Nuts is fantastic.
- Food in Madison is cheap as hell.
- So is beer.
I think that is all.
It was a fantastic (and exhausting) few days, and it was great to meet so many people from the Internet.
One of the most amazing things that happened during the weekend was when I Tweeted “I’d like a coffee,” and Hilary replied with “I am at a coffee shop, would you like one?”, to which I said “Yes please!”
And then she brought me one. HELL YEAH INTERNET. Please note that we did not meet one another prior to this coffee interaction.
So, um, yes. New England cleaned up, so we’re the best, everyone can suck it.