Friday, September 05, 2008


No time for updates.....time for some overdue sleep.....

IM WI get ready for a butt whoppin'

#612...T-8 hours and 30 minutes for take off....

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Give me a go/no go for launch....

No fires at work....check
Bags all packed....check
Final chat with coach....check
Positive vibes....check
Everything falling in to place....check

Flight Number are go for launch....

Tuesday, September 02, 2008


So it's here....Ironman Week....

As I followed my fellow triathletes at IMKY, I started to wonder what my day at IMWI2008 would be like.

My journey to IMWI this time around has been vastly different. And my apologizes to all of you, mostly undocumented on this blog.

Well to recap my training for the last year....

September 2007: Half hearted training for an October marathon.
October 2007: Half hearted effort at the marathon.
Novemeber 2007: Work...ugh
December 2007: Work...ugh
January 2008: Start thinking about training for Ironman
February 2008: Still thinking about training for Ironman
March 2008: Start training for Ironman
April 2008: Crap I have a little du to do already.
May 2008: Ummm....maybe I need to get some training volume.
June 2008: Dang that sprint tri sucked....but hey WIBA was AWESOME!!!
July 2008: What I'm doing a half ironman? In Wisconsin?
August 2008: Where's the volume?
September 2008: Argghhhh....race day is almost here.

So that's how I got to here and now.

Many thoughts have gone through my head...I wish I had another month to bike fit just isn't working for me...I feel slower than 2006...I hope the weather will be all right...when do I need to go back to work...all these little things to worry about...

But having been there/done that, I feel a certain serenity. It feels as if I see a light at the end of a tunnel and my burden will soon be lifted.

I read this today:

When I left IM WI 2006, I felt unsettled...I felt as if there was some unfinished business...Now I know that Ironman will always be a part of me, but as I head home from work and pack...CRAP I'M LEAVING TOMORROW!!! it is time to move on with my life....

And Life IS Good...