With the last two months being a mixture of light training and recovering from bronchitis, I found myself with a little more time to write, and I thought it appropriate to take a quick look back at 2013. It’s hard to believe I kicked my season off in January, and held on all the way to November! It was a season of highs and lows, but overall a big step forward. From a slower start in the first half of the year, to course record performances at Coeur d’Alene and Branson, and a solid 15th in Kona, it was another good season of racing. Of course this is not due only to my efforts in training and recovery, but also to those who surround me and commit to the effort. Looking back on the season, my first order of business is to thank those who made another year possible, and worthy of review. Thank you to my family, who always makes it to the big ones and has always believed in me. To Kelsey for her unwavering support and enthusiasm. To my sponsors who make this lifestyle possible, and back me in my efforts to become the best long course triathlete in the world. Thank you to my coaches for guidance and support. Thank you to my friends and fans who offer incredible encouragement both on course and off. I’m now back in Tucson and setting up shop to get back in shape and ready for another big year. Bring on 2014!