Under the Tucson Sun

Since this year it is warm and sunny in the Dirty T (as opposed to last year when I saw snow!) this title seems appropriate.

I am  having so much fun out here in AZ getting ready for camp! I am refreshing my memory with the roads and routes, which included a solo trek up Mt. Lemmon on Friday. Lucky for me, it was a “true Lemmon experience” since I rode there and back as well 🙂 But, the cookie cabin is in full force, and now with pizza options I was a happy rider. Good thing too since I’ll take another trip up next weekend!

Perhaps the best part of Tucson right now really is the sun. I was joking that when I showed up I was so pale I was blending in with the white cement pool bottom. Joking, but also sort of truth telling. I am happy to report there is some pigment in my skin now (yes I’m wearing plenty of sunscreen!) and my overall being is so pleased with the influx of vitamin D.

The second best part is easily the company! We had a fun weekend including a visit from Hillary’s parents and sister, plus with these two girls around life is never dull.


Some big sessions ahead and rumor is I may even get to spy on  a certain other college tri team in the pool this week 🙂 No secrets are safe!

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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