Takeaways from Tucson Camp

It’s hard to believe that I have been home for almost an entire week….and also hard to believe that in another week I’m going to be thinking about packing up for Mexico! Still a few key workouts to get through before then though. As I’ve taken a few days to recover from the volume and prepare for the last push to Los Cabos, I’ve reflect on a few of the takeaways from camp. The resolution of some are still pending….

-Sugary cereal can’t be alllllll that bad for you. Julie and I stuck to our guns and maintained our cereal + Poptart (and chips and cookies) diets while in Tucson. We still crushed it! Don’t pay attention to rule #4:


-There are no places in Tucson that deliver Chinese food to the ‘burbs. Don’t even bother looking. Just stick with Papa John’s.

-I may have escaped a couple of weeks of Baltimore winter, but the snow did follow me to Tucson!


-Don’t let Hillary get texts in the middle of the 140 mile ride. She might find out that one of her bffs got a new dog and wants to rush home……negative splitting the ride in the process. Your legs will pay the price.

-But, do eat the burritos that come at mile 70 of said ride. Even if they are made in the back of a sketchy truck.

-After that long ride, there is no amount of cheesecake you can’t eat.

-Maik is the best athlete-cook I know. Granted, it may because his meals came perfectly timed after tough workouts, but his waffles, pizza, and  “oven potatoes” meals were the best!


-Little dogs aren’t that bad after all. I always thought I would never entertain the thought of getting a little dog, but after seeing how Missy moo-Princess-Eva was one of the true champs of camp, I would definitely reconsider having a pup like her!


-Trails in the desert are rocky.

-Without fail, seeing a sign for the “Desert Museum” will make me wish it was a “Dessert Museum” and will trigger endless thoughts of ice cream and candy.

-Tumbleweeds do exist.

-Julie doesn’t like to race with paddles, but when I make her do it she will NEVER let me win! (I’m practicing)

-Um, this happened:


-Hillary Biscay is super woman. Getting to see her do it all in person for days on end made me wonder even more where she gets her energy! Love her and am so happy to have her in my life.

Published by Alyssa Godesky

Alyssa is a professional triathlete who has logged over 8,000 miles in competition of swimming, biking and running across five continents. She came to triathlon from an ultrarunning background and over the last few years has found success back on the trails: in 2018 she set the female supported Fastest Known Time (FKT) on Vermont's 273 mile Long Trail in 5 days, 2 hours and 37 minutes. In 2020 she set the women's supported FKT for climbing the 46 High Peaks in the Adirondacks in 3 days, 16 hours and 16 minutes. She is a triathlon and running coach, and also enjoys spending time guiding hikers out on the trails. Alyssa is based in Charlottesville, VA with her dog Ramona.

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