Sorry, guys, if this is TMI but there seems to be some truth to a woman being at her aerobic peak during her period. Despite the discomfort and hassles during a race, I usually perform very well and the Rock 'n Roll Half Iron Triathlon today was no exception.
Final race time: 5:50:21. MUCH better than I expected.
I also got a really cool guitar! (clickable) It has 6 little strings and is painted to memorialize the flaming guitar (Fender Stratocaster) Jimi Hendrix used in 1967.
Race report to follow soon!!