Atlanta Wrap-up!

Look up “Dynamo” in the dictionary and you will find this:

dy·na·mo

  [dahy-nuh-moh]

noun, plural dy·na·mos.

1. an electric generator, especially for direct current.

2. an energetic, hardworking, forceful person

Examples of DYNAMO

  1. <a dynamo who barely needs to sleep, or so it seems>
Related Words
bootstrappergo-aheadgo-getterhighflier (or highflyer),hummerhustlerpowerhouserustlerself-starter;achievercomerdasherdoerenterpriser
Near Antonyms
dawdleridlerloaferloungertriflerclock-watcher,goldbrickshirkerslackercouch potatodeadbeatdo-nothingdronelayaboutlazybonesslouchslug,slugabedsluggarddallierlaggardlingererloiterer,slowpokestick-in-the-mud

After 5 days with the crew, I can confirm that this group formed under the proper name! It was such an honor to get to spend those days with them. We had a lot of fun, and I learned a lot in that time:

-What a GAP is!

GAP

-It rains a lot in the gaps.

-If Haley names her future children Wolfpen, Jack, Unicoi, and Skeenah….just humor her.

-They sure know how to make driveways steep in Georgia.

driveway

-Bungee cords fix everything.

bungee

-Wearing matching outfits never gets old.

smash

-Masters swimming is fun. It is still scary, however, when Maria whistles at you and tells you to get out of the pool. Note: ignoring her and pretending you don’t notice does not help this situation. Totally worth it though when she makes you instantly faster!

-Masters swimming is also a bit ridiculous. Lots of strokes. Lots of everyone doing what they want. Lots of pool toys. I can see how it’s endearing.

-Riding with friends in the rain > Riding solo in the rain

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-10ks are (still) hard.

-It’s not the 4th without fireworks. Even if they are from Walmart!

fireworks

-Long rides with puppies and sag are The. Best.

peanut

sag

All in all, I can’t wait for another opportunity to train with the Dynamo crew – I will be back!

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.

0 comments on “Atlanta Wrap-up!”

  1. I know you travel a lot on weekends but where in the Baltimore area do you ride? I go to school at UMBC and although it’s not downtown it’s in a pretty sketchy area so riding outside can be tough

    1. Hey Shannon! From UMBC you can pop onto Frederick Rd pretty easily – if you head West you can easily loop into Columbia for some good rides, or if you head farther North and hit Liberty Road you can do quite a bit of riding out there to the west. Shoot me an email if you want any other suggestions/routes – but usually once you get further into the county the roads are great and it’s good hilly riding!

  2. I know you travel a lot on weekends but where in the Baltimore area do you ride? I go to school at UMBC and although it’s not downtown it’s in a pretty sketchy area so riding outside can be tough

    1. Hey Shannon! From UMBC you can pop onto Frederick Rd pretty easily – if you head West you can easily loop into Columbia for some good rides, or if you head farther North and hit Liberty Road you can do quite a bit of riding out there to the west. Shoot me an email if you want any other suggestions/routes – but usually once you get further into the county the roads are great and it’s good hilly riding!

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