Thursday, March 19, 2009
I went to see Dennis's new baby. She's so cute. Look what he gave me. WOW. Now to many this is nothing more than a visor with words.
To me, well, it's more than that.
When I did IM Wisconsin Doug bought the group hats. For me, it was the glue that bonded us together. Well, I've just been glued, again.
I'll be honest, I have been leaning towards not doing the race. I guess my actions have been speaking louder than my thoughts because I've been training. Training like I'm gonna do it. Just not training with the intestity that I like to put into my workouts.
I'm scared. I have one heart. If I push myself to hard, the way I like to, well .... I know this thyroid thing is gonna pass, and the road to recovery is just a few short weeks away.
So, I'm taking things as slow as I can with the final goal - to be at the start line in Kentucky on race day.
Part of me thinks, I won't be doing my best but that's rubbish. Please remind me that I said that because on August 30th, in that moment, I will give it my all, the all that I have. And at the finish line I will see my friend Dennis and Caroline and anyone else who decides to stay up because it will be late. But I will finish in 17 hours.
Hey Dennis, this doesn't get you off the hook. I will pass you in an Ironman. The day will come when you either won't pass me on the bike or I will catch you on the run. Ah, I'm smiling just thinking about it. :)