Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Cinco-Fem-Cinque-पांच = FIVE

Only five more days until Timberman 70.3

I cannot believe that it is "here" already. I can honestly say that I have enjoyed every single week of training that has passed since I decided that I was going to do a half this season.

This weekend I completed my last big brick (43 mile bike/4 mile run) before the big show-I felt great. Fantastic. Happy. Ready as I'm gonna be!!

-and I actually got a bit emotional. I thought about the last couple of years and how much my life has changed-how much I have changed as a person, both inside and out. The last couple of months have come with some ups and downs; and I would not change a thing. I thought about how this is the start of yet another journey for me and new goals-both short and long term-are being thought out and planned!

This is the extended weather forecast for Sunday, August 21st.
Looks like high 70's for race day with a slight chance of showers.

Dear God-
for once please let those meteorologists be correct.

I have finally decided on what I am wearing race day.

I know you all have been on the edge of your seat about that one huh?

I will be wearing the new Tough Chik tri top. I have been training in this for the last couple of weeks and I really like it. Look for a full review on this top coming soon!!

I made some fun arm warmers too-tiger stripes-for the bike! I was really hoping to find some in purple and/or hot pink but these will have to do. I like 'em

I will be running in my BRIGHT GREEN Saucony Fastwitch 4's paired with my CW-X compression socks.

I wish I had time to track down a really snazzy pair of compression calf sleeves--something a little more exciting than WHITE--I guess I could always use a Sharpie to make some tiger stripes on 'em huh??

All I know is that I am excited and ready.
Ready to finish with a smile on my face.

And if I'm really lucky--
I'll get my medal from my idol!!


B.o.B. said...

best of luck! the hay is the barn as they say. :)

love the outfit. it sure looks fast.

Unknown said...

I hope thats the weather you get. Its pretty much the weather we had last year for the race, and Im not sure Id have finished in much hotter weather. If the temperature gets much higher than that, Ive heard that course turns brutal with all the hills, so lets hope for the best!


So exciting! Best of luck! I just registered for my first 70.3 today. And I am pretty confident I will be rocking a Tough Chik tri kit for it ...

Tri4Success said...

You sound excited - exactly as you should be. Hope the weather cooperates. Good luck!

Jason said...

you are going to kill it. I have the utmost faith and confidence in you.

Now, don't go beating my first HIM time OK? We clear on this? Thanks.

Kabekona Tri Girl said...

Best of luck to you!!!! I know that you will rock it, you're ready and prepared! have fun and oh I hope you get a medal from Chrissie!!!!!

You MADE the arm warmers? that is really cool! Did you have a pattern you followed or did you just wing it? LOVE IT! And yes, a sharpie to the compression calf sleeves sounds good! One last question, are you wearing the calf sleeves the entire race or just for the run?

Unknown said...

Jason-no worries :) I won't beat your time.
that does not meet I will stop and wait before crossing the finish line if I do
I don't think it'll be an issue

Tough Chik said...

You are going to kill it and I am SO excited you are showing all the ladies (and guys) out there that "THIS is that tough looks like". (I KNOW you chick a few guys...awesome)

Very proud of you and your journey. You are so inspiring and deserve a great race!

Rene' said...

Good luck! I have enjoyed reading your blog and following your training. you are going to rock it!!!

BabyWilt said...

Very exciting for you, all the best of luck :-)

Unknown said...

Good luck! You will be great!

I just found your blog and would like to say that you are truly inspiring! I am a slow and steady runner and it is so great to see others who have come so far and been so successful! Thank you!

Molly said...

I'm so excited for you!!!!

Billie Ouellette said...

I will be there for you physically and emotionally. Love, Mommest Dearest

Unknown said...

You kicked major butt today! Can't wait to hear all about it!