As I wrap up my posts from Alaska, I find I need to address what initially brought me there -- the Alaskaman XTri. It’s hard to write a race wrap-up to a race I didn’t compete in, but the 4 days I spent with Julia during Alaskaman are days I’ll happily put behind me. In short, they were regrettable. I’d trained for this event to support a friend I’d known for several years who, as it turns out, I didn’t really know at all. Very unfortunate. I could go into details of how things unfolded during my time with Julia, but I don’t want to put any more thought into that whole shitshow. It’s just not worthy of my energy. Instead, I’ll remember the AMAZING adventures I had exploring Alaska before Julia's arrival and leave it at that. Take the high road. The view is better.