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!