Friday, June 12, 2009

Twas the Night Before IronMan.....

So, I'm sitting here in my hotel room with Lori, Liz and Sheri, as we pack and prepare to cover 70.3 miles tomorrow in our Half Iron Person Race (still not wanting to call it Iron Man, I think Iron Person or Iron Athlete is a more inclusive name:) ) According to the official Boise Half Iron-Man Training Guide, on the last leg of the race, "No form of locomotion other than running, walking, or crawling is allowed."

Good to know. I was thinking about doing a forward roll over the finish line. Lori will probably do a round-off.

It's been a crazy day of driving the course, registering, signing medical waivers, dropping bikes off, organizing transition bags, and swimming in the semi-frigid Lucky Peak Reservoir. We're as ready as we will ever be.

I love these women. I have loved training. And tomorrow brings what it may. My theme song for tomorrow is U2's, "Beautiful Day." I will be singing it for approximately 7 hours. Good thing I know all the lyrics.

At 5:30pm today, my parents and sister showed up here in Boise to surprise me. They drove all the way from SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. I am absolutely floored and humbled and grateful. They even stayed in a dive, Bates-Motelish place in the middle of Oregon last night. It was called the "Say When Casino and Motel." If that's not love, I don't know what is.

You can track us all tomorrow at:

I'm # 1029. Sheri is #97, Liz is 0126, and Lori is 68. The race starts at 2pm Mountain Time, 1pm Pacific Standard Time. Sheri, Lori and Liz are in the same wave, beginning at 2:10. My wave starts at 2:45.

Good night, hope you have a Beautiful Day tomorrow!


  1. Jodi ... you are going to do great tomorrow! I can't wait to hear how it goes. All your training and dedication will pay off! You are going to JAM!

  2. You are going to do great!! So proud of you and how awesome that your mom and sister came to watch. I do call that love!! What's not to love about Jodie!!!


  3. aaaaahhhh .... mommy, daddy and sissy!

    how wonderful (did you cry?) ... you KNOW i would have. :)

    jodie, it brings tears to my eyes to think of all that you have accomplished already BEFORE the race starts.

    I have seen you accomplish so many things these last few months.

    you are a remarkable woman (even though I envision you shrugging that compliment off).

    i am so proud and can't WAIT to hear all about it.

    love you friend.


  4. I'm so impressed, all that training and dedication.

    Hope you have an amazing day!

  5. Can't wait to hear all about this! You are amazing!!

  6. just tracked you... you are done swimming and you are on your bike. "it's a beautiful day" is in my thoughts for you. i'll come back and see how you are doing later too! i am very mindful of you today!

    ps... could lisa be any more beautiful in that comment picture?

  7. Jodie! The McPherson's have been praying for you! I just saw your finish time come up online! Um, you're pretty amazing. And well holy smokes you finished faster than I could imagine! Wow! Great job! Great, great job!

  8. So my previous comment has been bothering me all day. I really do know when to use an apostrophe and when to not use an apostrophe but I was a little excited and I do not know how to edit a comment after it's made. We're still really glad you made it!

  9. THis is so funny that you stayed at this place! Kipp's parents stayed her last time we went to see Kelle.


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