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It's official...

Posted by ActiveMichelle on Jun 30, 2011 4:42:12 PM

I feel like there should be some kind of a ceremony for this commitment ... or someone holding my hand.  I'm in the middle of the registration form for Ironman Cozumel (149 days from today, but who's counting) and I have a million thoughts racing through my head about ... racing.  Wow.  Not sure where to begin.


How about the sucking sound in the background that's about to echo from my checking account?  $575  of "ENTRY FEES ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE, VALID ONLY FOR THIS EVENT EDITION AND THERE IS NO REFUND ON IT." How's THAT for commitment?


"If you qualify, do you intend to race at Ironman Hawaii?"  That's a pretty big if, but yes ... yes i would love to qualify and race at Kona.  What Ironman triathlete wouldn't? The fact that I'm even entertaining it as a possibility represents a massive shift in my attitude about triathlon and my potential as an athlete.


"Is this your first time racing in an Ironman event?"  I'm proud to say "No" ... I finished Ironman Coeur d'Alene almost exactly one year ago with a finish time of 15:07.  One of the best days of my life and safely under the cutoff time of 17 hours, but nowhere near the kind of time where we should be talking about qualifying for the world championship in Hawaii.


"Why have you sought Ironman Cozumel entry?Now this is a lot harder to answer.  For the sake of the form I kept it simple:  "season and location" and there is obviously a lot more to it, but not something I can do justice to right now.  I'm too wound up about making this REAL...


Heart pounding ....

Hands starting to sweat...

Entering my credit card information...

Clicking "PAY NOW"...


It's official! (and now I have a LOT of training to do)          



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Member since: May 30, 2007

I've heard "That's crazy!" more times than I can count when people learn about my latest adventures. What they don't realize is that it's the so-called crazy endeavors that keep me sane.

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