Tuesday, November 03, 2009

THANK YOU.......

This journey to Beach2Battleship has not a solo effort. Every person that I have been around since last November, when I decided to do this race, has played a part. Before I race, I feel it very important to thank everyone.

To House,my Hubby: You have endure the most including the weekends when I spent hours training and being exhausted rather than spending time with you. I love you and a special thanks for watching all the IM Kona replays 100 times to try to become a part of my world.

To Bino, My son : This race you will be with me because I will be wearing the Army shirt the entire time. Next year when you leave for the military in June, I want you to know that you can do anything and perserve.

To Hooch, my daughter : Thanks for giving me so much love. Your hug after a long ride always healed my body.

To my training partner, TriSharkie: You have been the strength and friend in my training that was always there on those long rides. I can't even express my feeling but was glad that you were there to share them with me.

To Iron Snoopy: Thanks for being the one who I watched at IM Louisville to make me believe that I could do this. Your wrist band "Never give up" has been with me every minute.

To Snips: Thank you for being my rock. You are the most positive person and a great friend. I am thrilled that you will be there on race day.

To Coach Steve: If it were not for you, I would have never learned how to swim. You took a 50 year old that could not swim and now I will be doing a 2.4 mile swim on Saturday.

To all my friends: I am so blessed to have all of you around me. I can't even name all of you and what you have done but many times I ask myself how I got so lucky.

To those who doubt me: Thanks for the constant motivation.

I know that I have not thanked everyone but Thank you if you are reading this for being there.

I will finish because of all of you and as John Blaze said, " I will get there even if they have to roll me across the finish line" . I will roll across the finish line.

Waddling to become IronWaddler..............


Duane said...

Karen, I hope you have one fantastic day! I am soooo looking forward to your race report! You are awesome!


You will do great! I don't know how anyone could doubt you--you will have to change your blog name to IRON WADDLER for sure! Have a great race!

21stCenturyMom said...

Yes you will!!! See you soon. (my code word below is ratoetri - toe tri!!)

ShirleyPerly said...

Yes, to toe the start line of an iron tri is not a solo effort. Nice post.

Travel safe and look forward to seeing you at the race!

Calyx Meredith said...

Lovely post. Have a great race. Hope to get to meet you. Safe travels!

Irene said...

I love "Iron Waddler." :)

amybee said...

GOOD LUCK IronWaddler!

TRISHARKIE (AKA Ronda) said...

And thank YOU as well....if it weren't for your overwhelming energy and spirit, I probably would not have signed up for B2B. You are a true inspiration Waddler. Now let's go rock this course!