We're not quite to "go" just yet.
Saturday will be my last tri of the season. For my last big event of the year, I've been surprisingly blase about it. I think I've finally realized what the issue is though. I've had a good year of racing and I've set some very ambitious goals for myself for this race. Most likely unattainable goals, but I could surprise even myself. And I think the biggest problem is that I'm already trying to analyze how I'll feel *after* the race if I don't hit those goals. I'm thinking way too far ahead. I need to bring things back to the present. One day.....and then one mile at a time. No need to jump to the finish line of a race I haven't even started yet. My body is as ready as it's going to be and I really just needed to get my head aligned. I think I'm finally ready to go.
And after much whining (on my part) and some negotiating with both Jeff's and my workplaces, we will be heading to Kona in October! After participating in the IM last year, I thought it would be great fun to go back and volunteer for the race this year. On again, off again, on again plans....but we are going! I'm so looking forward to hanging out in Kona, swimming in the bay, cheering for all the amazing athletes. We'll be 'catching' finishers from 8pm to midnight and it should be a blast. Maybe I'll even get to have a picture taken with Chrissie since I was too out of it last year when I finished to have Jeff take one. And maybe I'll go for a run in my underpants. Or maybe not.