For years I was watching, admiring, trying to copy those professional athletes I will be lining up against the next time I race. Some of them I know better than others but I am definitely honored to have finally become part of this "club".
While there's the added pressure as well to bring results on a consistent basis, I like challenges so hey, bring it on!
My next race will be in Canada, this time as one of the elite athletes on the field! Exciting!