How I Caught the Triathlon Bug

My first open water swim happened at the Devil’s Lake sprint triathlon. It was in the low 40s, and I think I was the only one without a wetsuit. Luckily the water was warmer than the air temperature but I spent several minutes wrestling with a long sleeve jersey in T1. I got one sleeve on, and headed out on the bike. I hopped on my bike and kept trying to figure out this jersey while still wet only to realize I was passing by a race photographer. It was smooth sailing from there, but I knew I could do better. If nothing else, I needed better race photos!