Oh Dear! I haven't kept up with my promise to document my last month, it has been a bit overwhelming! I got a ferocious stomach bug last weekend and I am still a bit weak from that; the good news is those last 5 pounds I wanted off before the race are gone!
I have had some of the craziest dreams, ones that you would expect; I am at the start and I don't have my wetsuit, the swim has been changed from Coeur d'Alene lake to a meandering stream and only one person can swim at a time. But the one that left me scratching my head and chuckling was the one where all the Pros had to do their swim in large washing machines and they were all complaining that the water was polluted! Where did that come from?!?!
All in all I think I am ready! I have had my demons to wrestle, self doubt, fear, terror(!), but at the end of the day I can usually rationalize it all and remind myself that I have done the work, now I just need to do the race! I also have an amazing husband, family and friends who are all so supportive and encouraging, my husband made me an inspirational video that is just amazing! When I have my dark times out on the course I know everybody will be lifting me up in spirit and that will help to carry me along.
We head to Cd'A this morning, I will pick up my race packet, go for an open water swim and probably spend too much money at the Expo! Andy Potts is racing in Cd'A so I will also be on the lookout for him, he's one of my favorites!
Here's hoping the next time you hear from me I will have heard the words "B SUE FLY, YOU ARE AN IRONMAN!"
Have a happy day!