Friday, October 28, 2011

Packet Pickup, Pre Race Jitters...

WE made it safely to North Carolina last night. What a road trip that was!! 14 1/2 hours, 4 rest stops, 2 meal stops, 2 gas stops....and then 2 Im Freaking out LOST stops!! See when we got into Wilmington it was a little confusing as to where US 17 was as it was marked business district. Little did we know thats exactly where our hotel was!

We have a nice hotel with a flat screen TV, Free WiFi, Microwave, Refrigerator and Coffee Maker! was right! Woot! And the best part is we are right in between both of my transitions which is about 5 miles each way. (Yes T1 and T2 are not in the same area!!)

Packet pickup went smoothly. These people have it all down pat! I saw my Finisher Jacket hanging up calling my name after I finish. Thank god it will be available AFTER the race. No jinxing the race here!! I will finish, then get the damn thing!!! :)

Being the Transitions are not in the same area makes this a very confusing race. Ugh. I have to have all bags packed tonight which I have worked on for the last couple hours! I am now eating, drinking and resting until tonight when I have a pre-race meeting and need to drop off everything to transition area where the volunteers will transport all the bags to the appropriate areas!!

I have had a few freakout moments, but I am ready. I know in my heart I am ready.

My coach just called and we both know this is a great day to be nervous. As soon as that gun goes off I will be that much closer to finishing. 3 workouts in 1. Thats all this is. NO pressure.

The next time Ill be writing is when I am a Iron Distance Finisher!!


  1. Enjoy your reward for all your hard work

  2. You are going to do fabulously Kristin! 140.6 is yours!

  3. You chose a great race/venue. I only completed the half but would not hesitate to choice this race for my first Iron Distance race. Have fun!

  4. Have a blast out there Kristin....we are rooting for you! ENJOY your day-you earned this!!

  5. Good luck tomorrow! I was thinking it was glad I checked! Have a wonderful day and soak up every minute.

  6. Can't wait to see the picture with you wearing your jacket and a big ass smile.


  7. You can do this! I see you in that jacket right now so go get 'er done!