When I moved to New Orleans a couple years ago, I was excited that I was going to have a 70.3 distance race right in my backyard. Do my favorite distance without having to travel? Sign me up! And so I did. Last year. Unfortunately, because the universe is cruel, my race involved 30 of us huddled under our tent in an insane thunderstorm. The race was ultimately cancelled which was really a bummer, though understandable. But there’s always next year, right? Fast forward to, well, a month later and I signed up again for the 2018 edition!