12 months of swimming, biking and running
11 months of injury free training before my Ironman
10 .. a Perfect 10 scoring Ironman
9 .. The number of 20 mile runs I would like to accomplish this training season
8 .. That I stop worrying about what I "ate"..
7 .. The number of kids with Leukemia or who have lost their battle that I will be racing for this season
6 .. The number of adults with Leukemia or who have lost their battle that I will be racing for this season
5 .. The number of major races I will complete in 2011
4 .. Always remember what I am racing "for" ... a cure for cancer...the realization of a dream
3 .. The number disciplines that must be mastered to complete the Ironman (ok...so there are really 5 if you count nutrition and transitions...but work with me here)
2 .. To have the guts, physical stamina, mental toughness and training TO get TO the finish line
1 .. To achieve this ONE goal...this ONE dream....
Ive been a really good triathlete this year. I have lost 30 pounds and kept it off. I have been a polite and sportsman like triathlete on the road and in my racing. I listened to my surgeon and didn't race to much on my bum knee. I went home with hardware in 4 of my 5 short races this season (Ok...so I may not have had a lot of people in my classification...but its still cool to go home with a 1st place in 3 of the 5 races).
All and all a damn good year full of family time, a wee bit of racing, fun, happiness, disappointment and joy. What more could you ask for??
What more could you ask for?? Well...it is my hope that your year in 2011 is full of joy, happiness, safe training, be free of injury, weight maintenance or weight loss (if that applies to you) but most importantly...that you achieve whatever goal you have set.
As for me...Ironman baby...
See you on the road...