We actually lived just outside NY in CT (hence the covered bridge photo...)
I never once when we lived back east thought I would race the NYC triathlon as a pro someday. So going home to race, is extra special.
My second race takes place in MI. I did not grow up in MI, but my grandma (who is 97 & still enjoys coming to my races) lives there, so many summers and holidays were spent in MI.
IMWI with my grandma cheering last year was special. I'm looking forward to two great weekends racing at home with friends and family.