Monday, October 3, 2011

YOU inspire ME

I can’t even begin to describe how excited I am to be doing Ironman Florida in 4 weeks. I really don’t think that I was this ecstatic for the Great Floridian (iron distance race last October). I guess there really is something special about an IM branded event. The videos that I have seen recently that show the last 15-20 minutes before the 17 hour cut-off are just magical. The crowd is so energized and embrace each and every athlete coming down the road to the finish line, especially in those final minutes. I couldn’t remember where i first saw this Ironman Wisconsin video posted but i loved watching it, all 12 minutes of it and for me, with the attention span of a gnat, it had to be good, totally worth the time to watch. Check it out here:

Not only am I looking forward to racing, but I’m also excited to do lots of cheering after, until the last triathlete comes in before the clock strikes cutoff time. I get goose bumps just thinking about it. I’m also looking forward to meeting so many people (people I call friends even though some of us have never met in person) that I have had the opportunity to come in contact with via my blog, facebook, twitter, and dailymile. Each of you will be with me on race day, in spirit, and some will be out there volunteering, some will be racing and some will be out there cheering like crazy. You may not this but all of you have inspired me these last few months of training. The words I hear over and over are, IRONMAN WAITS FOR NO ONE (once again, thank you Jason @ CTER for burning that phrase into my head). Those are the first 5 words I think of when the stupid alarm goes off at 3:15am and when I have to quit watching the Rays make a killer come back because I have to go to bed at 8:30pm. No regrets whatsoever.

IRONMAN WAITS FOR NO ONE!!!! Remember that the next time the little voice in your head tells you to sleep in or to skip a training session.

Since I haven’t posted any of my training numbers in a while, here are the last 2 months. I must say, I’m ready to do this 140.6.


S - 20,921 meters

B – 1,052 miles

R - 97 miles


S - 27,359 meters

B - 983 miles

R - 108 miles

And thankfully, after all of this swimming, biking, and running, there are no aches, no pains, but just a well oiled machine ready to go to work.

Much love and peace out!


  1. 4 weeks, wowza! super glad you are feeling like a machine!

  2. you are a machine as miss katie said. i'm so stoked for you and so super sad i can't be there.

    p.s. you may or may not be in my thankful thursday post. just sayin'.

  3. How do I attach a picture to this comment box? I have that saying engraved on my Road ID.

    When I don't think I can go any further or faster I read that and BOOM the body gets moving.

    One thing I know is that the easy thing to do is quit, but there is a cliche that says:

    Quitters Never Win and Winners Never Quit

    I am a winner and you my friend are a winner.

  4. Averaging over 30 miles on the bike per day for two months? I can't even wrap my brain around that! Not to mention the swimming and running!? WOW! Talk about inspiration! Congrats on your journey to this point and best wishes on your upcoming race.

  5. That video brings back chills. I was there watching those finishers and remember seeing a lot of them coming down the finisher chute. The energy at the finish line is like nothing I have ever experienced.

    You numbers just astonish me - especially those bike numbers. You are going to do awesome!!!!

  6. KC, you ROCK! IMFL is going to be awesome, and you're going to be amazing! You've put the training in, and now it's time to just enjoy your experience. Your numbers are crazy! Way to go!! I'm so excited for you!

  7. You are such an inspiration! My goodness!! I wanna cheer you on AGAIN! I missed the finish last year and I know you are going to rock it this year!!

  8. That is called great training, my friend!

    Only 5 weeks left!

  9. SWEET! 4 weeks and you have this!

  10. So excited to see you take this course down! You bike mileage is awesome. You spend more miles in the saddle than most people spend driving!

  11. Talking about Rays, it's 11pm and just got back from their loss in the ALDS.

    Gonna wait around until midnight, huh? Last year I was going to do the same.... right up till the point when my bed said "come here".
    With a seductive comment like that, I just had to oblige

    Same damn thing happened again in TX this year... talking beds, who woulda thunk

    One day, I will wait..

  12. Okay, my eyes are watering just watching this video. So awesome! I was talking to Gordon Haller the other day (winner of the first Ironman--woot woot!) and he was telling me that the most inspiring athletes to watch are those that come in at 16 and 17 hours---the ones who are just pushing to survive. Yes, it is going to be amazing to watch the pro’s and rockstar athletes (like yourself!), but waiting around for those 17 hour racers is going to be just as incredible! I’m really getting excited for you!

  13. I'll be one of you alls medical volunteers! (currently in rehab for my horrid hip, and probably wont be doing anything that long, ahh well) hopefully you will be feeing good!!!! I also hope our currently very nice weather holds for you all!

  14. I can't believe it is in 4 weeks!! I will see you there!!! :)

  15. 4 weeks, seriously??

    ALRIGHT! I am not ready for this trip yet LOL so you had sure as heck better be ready!!!!!!



    4 weeks of pure awesome coming up!

  16. GO KC! So excited for you - I KNOW you are going to have an amazing race. All your numbers for September are pretty awesome but that is some serious bike mileage you had going on last month. WTG!

    I think that is the one main difference that I have heard over and over again in favor of an IM branded race over the non brand is that the crowd support, especially in those last few hours, cannot be beat. Goosebumps!

  17. Girl, you inspire me on a daily basis! I am so happy that the training has been going so well for you. I can't wait to follow you.

    FYI, the video made me cry!

  18. Sometimes I think it's actually more monumental to watch others achieve their dreams than actually achieving our own. We all put in the work and know, for the most part, anything is possible, but to see others really realize everything they have wished for has come true and that THEY made it happen all on their own....Well its a remarkable thing to witness.
    I'm heading to IMTX this year to volunteer and cheer the very last person off that course...time qualifier or not...if they're out there then I will be too!!
    Best Wishes KC, I look foward to watching YOUR dreams come true!!

  19. Annnnd now I'm bawling.
    You've got this!!!

  20. after 2 IVs I somehow managed to make it back to watch this last year at IMFL... it was nothing less than magical :) can't wait to see you again!!!! ps im draft marshalling!!!