Tuesday, May 5, 2009

T Minus 4 days and counting

Ok...Im nervous! REALLY NERVOUS!! Gulf Coast is Saturday. Its Tuesday and the butterflies have arrived and taken up residence in my gut! My last workout with Hector today consisted of a 60 minute bike trainer workout and a 20 minute run/walk. I also met with him for a stretch session and a chat about how I see this race coming together.

Ive told several Ironman Florida finishers that I NEED to finish this race for my own piece of mind. This will be my first trip back to Panama City since Ironman Florida 2008. I know that I need to put that race behind me and focus on what is ahead but I can't help thinking about the emotions that surrounded that day. It was tough to watch others achieve this one goal that had been the focus of my training and basically of my life for 12 months.

So on Saturday, I will stand on that beach again and I plan on FINISHING the job this time even though this is a half and not a full. I have removed the letters D, N and F from the alphabet. I gotta go get packed....

5 comments:

Irene Odell said...

You're going to do GREAT. :-)

Calyx Meredith said...

Best o luck this weeke! (<--I took out the d's, n's and f's in solidarity with you. :D )

The Running Girl said...

You are going to do awesome!!!!! Have fun and good luck. Can't wait to read the race report next week.

Kate said...

You are gonna rock it, Missy! It's yours for the taking!!

Calyx Meredith said...

I tried to respond back by email but it bounced - so sorry for the double comment but of course I don't mind a shout out. Your journey is so inspiring to me. I'll be cheering for you loudly (even though I'm hours away!) Kick it girl!