Saturday, October 22, 2011

1 More week!

I cannot believe the day is almost here! Taper started Wednesday and I am going crazy trying to stay in the Core Diet plan! There is something to be said about me and exercise! If I exercise, I eat better. The less I move the more I want to eat! Strange!

I have also been busy trying to get everything together for next week! I received a nice packing list from my friend Rae over at who just got done with her 2nd Ironman!! Thanks for the tips and list!!

I have had some anxiety moments as the last few days I have had a knot in the back of my Left Calf. It feels very tight. I have been stretching and rolling it out as much as possible. I've also been really tense in the neck area. Maybe I should book a massage..

I have had dreams were I can see a 13 above me coming into the finishers shoot. I don't know where that 13 is on the time clock but I keep having this dream over and over again. I have had dreams about changing outfits, Getting snickers bars, throwing water bottles...hmmmm

Today I did purchase new tires and new water bottles, met with one of the new owners of Train-this over at Bike Loft East. I also got a new jersey to Represent with!!! Woo hoo! I am really excited for next year and Train-this has some really nice things happening with their Coaches and Clients. So excited to be apart of the team. I cannot wait to see how next season unfolds!

I received an email from my coach Last night which really had me choked up. She outlined my past, that I stayed true to myself when all else was failing in my life. It really had me tearing up! The fact that she believes in me, the fact that I can always contact her, the fact that there is a bond between us as parents, athletes, professionals, Really means alot to me!

I am ready to give all myself to the experience next week and just live in the moment, Smile and Never give up. As my saying on my Road ID says...You can if you THINK you can!!! Stroke, Glide, Stride.

7 DAYS!!!!!!!!!


  1. You have worked so hard for this and it is now your time in the sun. Put your face up to the sky and soak it all in for you will be an Ironwoman.


  2. Woohoo! You're soo close!!! You are going to do great!

  3. Have a great race :) with a coach like Mary?? Yeah, girl-you got this!

    Would love to hear more about your nutrition with CORE

  4. Saying "I am proud of you" doesn't even come close to how I feel right now. I am so glad you are staying on board with K Roe and Jeremy and Train-This, you are going to be part of one hell of a team next season, I can't wait to follow your progress.

    Talk to you soon, definitely pre race.

  5. You are going to ROCK this race and have so much fun!!! If that 13 is something you're hoping for...I have NO DOUBT you will see it. Enjoy yourself and the day, you will BE AN IRONMAN!!