First, I want to thank everyone for following along all year. Tomorrow is the big day for me and I know I wouldn't have gotten to it without the support from so many people out there. I'm ready for the "its all about me" to be over and to just enjoy the race and then the post-race with my family and friends. If you care to track along (since until tomorrow it is still all about me:), you can head to www.ironman.com and click on "Athlete Tracker" . I am #1726 and racing under Beth Walsh. I think there is also a live broadcast online at ironman.com, but unless you are entrenched in triathlon it may be an experience akin to watching paint dry. I'm not sure how long it will take me, but if it is a very good day, I would be a little bit under 11 hours. If it is not a good day, well, break out the glow sticks!! Either way, I hope to have a Mai Tai in hand to watch the midnight finishers.
Its been jam packed good times and business since arrival late Wednesday night.
waiting at the airport...sweating in my Zoot ComressRx blingin' tights, but the sweat is worth the squeeze :)
We are staying at a neat house on Ali'i drive with a Koi pond, big lanai, and pool- perfect relaxation station. That is, except for the shoddy internet which is very intermittent and only works in certain areas of the house.
Since arriving we have swum in Kailua Bay to the Coffees of Hawaii boat with Kerrie, ran down Ali'i drive in our underpants, had a lovely ocean-front dinner at Huggos, eaten lots of fresh ahi tuna and mangoes, had a little spin with julie, some prime ART with Dan the Man, visited the Oakley house and the Zoot store, and had some good family time with James, Dad, Marsha, and sister Erica.
Getting my picture at the Zoot store on Ali'i with my picture (with Nytro Women's team) on the wall. Okay, we're at the bottom and you can barely see me, but I'm there! And look, Charisa right above us!
checking out the Oakley pad
ready to dominate the underpants run with tatiana and kristin...
today is supposed to be all about chilling, but there is a lot to take care of. I still need to pack my gear backs, special needs bags, and do all the bike check in.