3 days

72 hours from now I will be on my bike, hopefully over half-way through the Ironman Wisconsin bike course. I have run the gamut of emotions over this past week, and I am sure it will continue until after the race. I am mostly excited, very nervous, somewhat doubtful, though confident at the same time. Did I do enough? Will I look like I belong amidst a group of over 2000 incredible athletes?

I am trying to relax, but it’s hard. I have been keeping my mind busy making lists, thinking about everything that I need to do and bring and have organized. I made a spreadsheet detailing what to pack, what goes in which bag, down to the specific socks I will wear to bike and run. Geeky, right?

Tomorrow I will head to Madison to get checked in and attend the athlete dinner and meeting. Saturday morning I will have a chance to swim in Lake Menona, which I am hoping will calm some of my fears about the swim. I plan to bring my laptop, and the hotel claims to have free internet, so hopefully I will be able to update the blog throughout the weekend. Stay tuned…



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3 responses to “3 days

  1. good luck! I’ll be there cheering on a friend – I’ll look for you šŸ˜‰ The weather is going to be great too – maybe a tad hot, but better than the rain they were forecasting earlier in the week. kick butt!

  2. Eeek! So freaking exciting. Nate might be there to watch one of our friends’ girlfriends and I’ll send some good vibes with him. I’d love to watch, too, but I’ll be in Maryland all weekend.

    Enjoy it and try to soak every minute in! You are going to kick ass.

  3. Holy freaking moly! I can’t believe it’s finally here!

    Good luck! I know you’ll kick butt! I can’t wait to hear all about it.