Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Like my Daddy says...

Its time to put up....or shut up...


Lots of talk. Lots of blood, sweat and tears in the last 24 months. Two DNF's and two P.R.'s. Lots and lots of ups and downs...but now it comes down to the simple truth....its time to DO...

That "bank account" Ive been filling with hours and hours of swims, bikes and runs is waiting for one withdrawal on Nov. 7th. I honestly believe with all my heart that I have done everything that this body could do to get prepared for this race. I take comfort in that knowledge. I no longer sit up at night worrying about the race. Its very simple. I either believe in myself and leave ALL OF IT on the course...or I don't.

The pendulum is swinging back to the positive for me. More and more I see myself crossing that finish line with time to spare. I have had a few dreams now of that moment...and the negative thoughts have started to depart my head.

I sat outside on my pool deck the other night and had a long talk with the guy upstairs. I got this calmness over me that felt like I should know that it would all be ok. I guess I have truly put this race into his hands now. Im just going to go out there and put my heart and soul and body into it.

Bags are packed. I just have to load the car in the morning, finish morning boot camp classes and then myself and my training partner, Rick, will be on the road at 930am. Let the adventure begin!! As always, Ill keep you posted!!

7 comments:

Tri Mommy said...

I know you will put everything you have out there on the course on Saturday! I will be following via internet...

Don't know if my mantra will help but when I'm out there and something gets me starting a negative thought, I tell myself that "I can do this. C'mon. I've trained and I want this." and I repeat it. The other mantra I use is "I can do all things through God. I believe in God and I believe in myself." Somehow reminding myself that the higher power gave me the ability to do what I'm doing makes me realize that I can do what seems impossible!

You are awesome and I know you will hear the words "Melissa Daly, you are an IRONMAN!"

itsallrelative said...

I have been following (lurking) your blog for the last six months...after reading all of the entries - I have NO doubt that you can do it. The only thing holding you back is your mind. Your body is ready. Go kick some b*** and let me read your race report with tears streaming down my face.

Best of luck...I'll be watching your progress. Rock on!

Calyx Meredith said...

Be present to your glorious day. Can't wait to hear all about it.

scott said...

Your feelings and experiences are shared by so many of us doing an Ironman for the first time. Best wishes to all of us for a great experience!

The Running Girl said...

Go, Melissa, Go!!! You are going to do great and I can't wait to see you cross that finish line.

Keri said...

Good luck!

Lani said...

Melissa - Will be praying for you in the morning (and tonight as well). Just let us know ASAP when you cross that finish line! Only thing in your way is your own doubts and you can just put them in a box, they are not there to become an Ironman, you are, and will be!