Saturday, October 31, 2009


I am making my way through my taper. It felt like I had plenty of time until the race and now suddenly the countdown is in single digits. There has suddenly become a shortage of hours in the day.

Over the past week, I have gotten alot of great advice. With several friends that are Ironman triathletes, I am blessed to be able to ask alot of questions and get alot of great answers. The common thread to all the advice is that there will be some very low,tough, and challenging moments where you want to quit. To make it through those moments and keep going will get me to the finish.

My emotions have all been positive I feel mainly excitement like you do before Christmas. All the waiting and preparation is almost done. There has been alot of work,time, and effort to put into one day. But that one day, I know will be life-changing because the training already has changed my life.

My son, Bino, handed me a folded note that he wrote today and wants it packed it my running shirt. On the outside is written -"Open this when you need it". I know that note is something that I will forever cherish. This is a photo of him today enjoying Halloween-----

Waddling on Halloween with one week to go........


21stCenturyMom said...

I just packed up my bike - I can't believe it.

Stef said...

Woo Hoo!

You are ready!

amybee said...

Sounds like you are where you should be for today.

What a wonderful, thoughtful gesture on Bino's part. (Love the pic of him too).

This is a very exciting time for you. ENJOY!

Joe said...

Indeed...the week is here.

Very excited for you!!

ShirleyPerly said...

Yay for staying positive. IMO, attitude is everything, esp. in an ironman.

Safe travels. That bunny outfit may be what I need to stay warm at the race!

Irene said...

You ARE ready!

The picture is GREAT!