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!