I'm not sure even how to start this post. I am eight weeks behind on my entries, and so many things have happened during that time I am not sure how to go back, or even if I should. The "race" is in three days. It has all led up to this moment, and the last two months were so critical to it all. So what will I do about it? Well, for the sake of trying to save this seasons blog, I will hit the highlights and then after the race go back and recount the big events, and there were lots!
So my excuses for poor blogging are the following: the unexpected death of my mother-in-law, the Rouge Orleans Ultra-Marathon, numerous small running races, and the first triathlon of the season ~ OxBow. Oh, and then there is my "new" job (in addition to my regular job) - I am now the "Chief Operations Officer" for FitBird Fitness. SO, there has been limited time for blogging.
Training has been incredibly challenging and time consuming, but I feel very prepared for Sunday. I have had some good open water swim training sessions, and a few that I wish I could erase. I've been in the water with the suit, without the suit, in the calm, in the chop, in the fog, in the sunshine,... I think I've hit almost every scenario possible. I still have my struggles but I am confident that I can get my **** together and pull it out in the end.
I am confident this year, but hesitant to be over confident with public predictions about my performance. This year its personal. It's about me and my brain, and what I can do. Finishing officially is the ultimate goal. True time goals are close to the chest this year, and expectations are high, but guarded too.
Tonight the pre-race whirlwind begins. Last season I spent a lot of time blogging about it as I went. This year I'm going to experience it and blog later. I hope to not be "blogging" in my head on the run, and rather be focusing on what I am supposed to be accomplishing. God help us all if I have another blog written at the end of a long day. You may never hear from me again.
So, for those of you who have been patiently awaiting a posting, I am sorry for the delay and hope you understand my need for focus right now. I hope to be able to post a life-changing race report (for me) next week. I hope...