Wow, so the house has been… well, the house has been an absolute MESS lately. I have about seven different wedding projects sprawled around the kitchen and seeping into the living room. My goal in life (for the past few months) has been to have ALL wedding projects completed and packed up ready to ship BEFORE I leave for the Boise Ironman 70.3. Well, since I’m always so honest with you guys I have to say… fail. I’m pretty close, but not compete. Further more I’m seriously blown away that I’m leaving on an airplane this afternoon to depart for the big “A” race! Scheeeze. I still have to pack! On a positive note, things are feeling G.R.E.A.T.! and it’s about time I’m going into a race feeling good! After illness plaguing my half marathon and first tri of the year, and shoulder issues messing with me through out the spring, I’m ready for some throw down action!
A good friend of mine found out just how “deep into race thoughts” I was tonight when she came by.
A week ago I lent a fellow triathlete my carry-on suit case, and tonight she was returning for my upcoming trip to Boise. Well, the Boss and I waited until after 9pm to do the short brick workout because of the wonderful 97° in DC today, and I forgot she was coming by with the suitcase. So apparently she spent a prolonged amount of time at the door, knocking, ringing the bell, all while standing and watching in awe that we were not aware of her presence. Finally she just took a picture as proof of attendance! After we got off the bike and returned from our run I discovered my suitcase at the back door… still, unaware she ever came to the door! Anyways, this picture was on my phone and a “good luck” message commenting on my evenings “focus” and that I must be race ready! So that was nice :)
Other than that, the only other news of interest for the upcoming race is that water temps are lingering around 49°…awesome. So in recognition of the lovely conditions the Boss ordered for me (and himself) the ever so stylish Blue Seventy Booties and Cap!
NICE! Never did I think I would actually ever don these items… especially both simultaneously!
Well that’s about all I have going on! Leaving tomorrow and hopefully when you hear from me on Monday I will have done at least one of two things. 1) Broke 5 hours for my race! Since my last 70.3 was a 5:14, it would be really nice to go under the big 5! AND 2) Picked up a slot for the 2011, 70.3 World Championships in Las Vegas! These are big goals, but hell, go big or go home.
Thanks to everyone who have sent good luck e-mails and support! I promise to update after Saturday's race!