Saturday, July 14, 2012

And we're off!

Here we are, just a few hours until the start of Ironman Switzerland. This season has been a roller-coaster, and despite the fact that I made this race into my season's primary target over a year ago, I feel more nervous and less prepared than I've ever felt for an Ironman race. Perhaps these jitters will fade away after the gun sounds, or perhaps not. Either way, it'll all be over by Sunday evening!

If you're interested in following my race, see my previous post. As I mentioned, you can track me via bib #1581 on the Ironman website, or simply follow Kristine on Twitter.

Speaking of Kristine, it wouldn't be the eve of an Ironman race if I didn't give credit where credit is due. Kristine has been by my side through thick and thin this season, through all of the triumphs and adventures and injuries, and hasn't complained once. I couldn't do any of this without you, sweetheart!

By the by, I'm not the only one racing on Sunday! One of California's most popular (and competitive) triathlons - the VINEMAN 70.3 - kicks off bright and early. Good luck to all of my friends who are racing on those roads - especially Mike Vulanich, who's ready and revved-up to win his age group on Sunday. Good luck, everyone! Good luck, Mike!