Thursday, July 10, 2008

What the heck am I thinking?!

On July 19th I get on a plane for Burlington, Vermont. July 20th, I'll be volunteering/cheering at Ironman Lake Placid (IMUSA). July 21st, I'll be standing in line to register for next year before driving back to Burlington to fly home. Just for comparison, here are the bike and run elevations for IMFL (in orange) and IMUSA (in red).


So, what the hell am I thinking?! Nothing like signing up for ironman #2 before I've even finished ironman #1. The good news is I'll be in good company: there are about 20 Richmonders--many of them TriGirls and Maramarc folks--heading north to do the same thing so there will be no lack of training partners. Coach Blake has assured me that my weeklong vacation in Europe planned for late June next year will not hurt my chances of finishing, with the caveat that it is the consistent training before the vacation that matters. My husband's take on all this: he's sure I'm crazy, but as long as I sign him up to do the bobsled ride, he's game to go.

4 comments:

Mel said...

YOU CAN DO IT!!!! If you really didn't think you could...you would not be signing up...I truly believe "we can do almost anything, If we put our minds to it"

Katie Weaver-Jongerius said...

You are crazy and I love it!!! Don't even think about it now until after you get Ironman #1 under your belt.

Kathy said...

OMG that course profile is NUTS.

kerrie said...

you can totally do it! i think that is so cool that you are going to volunteer and get a first hand look at it. i have heard it is very beautiful in lake placid - and nothing against florida - but i'm pretty sure that the scenery there pales in comparison. bring on those hills!!!!!