Saturday, November 07, 2009

Congratulations Waddler!

This is Hooch reporting from Wilmington, NC
Waddler is officially an Ironman (woman)!

Congratulations Waddler! From your whole family!
You did great! We knew you could do it!
We love you and are so proud of you!

Thursday, November 05, 2009


Here is how you can track me on race day (Saturday Nov 7):

Handheld PDA/Blackberry/
*Certain versions of the blackberry browser do not work.Just so you all know, I am not allowed to wear this GPS System in the water so you can start tracking me once I get into transition and onto the bike course.

The race starts at 7 am (Eastern Time). You can do the math on what my swim time turns out to be.
Race Start: 7:00 am
Swim Cut Off: 2 hours 20 minutes (9:20 am)
Bike Cut Off: 10 hours 15 min (5:15pm)
Run/Race Cut Off: 17 hours 00 minutes (12:00 am) (From the start of the race)
Bib# 62

Predicted Weather:High 64 Low 45, Sunny, 0% of Precipitation, E at 5 mph wind.

Last swim is tomorrow in the morning then rest until Saturday.

Waddling in North Carolina......

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..............