Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Almost here

Things are falling into place.

Bib number....check (1387).

Dog nanny set up.......check.

Packing list......check....even some stuff packed.

Bike box borrowing......check. Bike and box will be dropped off at the shop on Thursday for packing up and then bike goes on the plane.

Race wheels...almost check....should hear back tonight about the details, but am told that the wheels are on their way to Kona as we speak....er write.....er whatever.

Panic...check....excitement....check.

Of course, there are still a million things to do, but there always are just before vacation it seems.

Once everything arrives safely in Kona, I'll feel much better. Well, better at least. I'm sure the butterflies will get worse, but the excitement will build too. I think my coach really helped get it through my head. This is going to be harder than anything I've ever done. Kona is an animal unto itself. Finish and have fun are my only goals. I'm almost laughing now as I think about it....I'm going to KONA for goodness sake. Freakin' Kona. Hot daaaaamn.

4 comments:

Phil said...

I'm so excited for you!! Ironman World Championships! WOOHOO!!

Molly said...

It DOES sound like it's all coming together well! So glad to hear it. I can't wait to cheer for you remotely very soon :)

So I have to ask why you have the Camp Okizu link on your page? It jumped out at me since I used to go to camp there and was then a counselor in college ;)

Kristi said...

Hey Molly!

Yikes, the nerves are really setting in now! If you could send your running legs this way it would help! :)

The *very* small biotech company I work for donates time/money to Camp Okizu. I've volunteered for the Art Inspires Hope evening 3 years running now. Great organization...but then you must know that!

Molly said...

Aha! Very cool!

I'm sure our weather this week isn't helping your heat prep any...did fall have to come quite so soon? I need 5 more weeks of warm non-rainy weather to get through all my long rides for AZ!