It’s been an absolutely amazing adventure to get this far. Today was filled with time that went by too fast, and enjoyable moments of just trying to soak it all in. I started the day out with a little swim just to get used to the water and my wetsuit again and boy is the water murky. Luckily, it seems just like home but a little colder - :). After the morning swim, we headed back to the room to go get a little bike/run session in to keep the legs loose after not working them the past couple of days. In simple words, it felt good. After that, it was off to the athlete meeting, then bike check-in.
Now, here I sit, looking out the window writing this short post… It feels surreal. I look to my left and these nutrition bottles are here, ready to go for tomorrow. One will go in the freezer tonight, one will be filled with ice and water in the morning, and the rest will have water in them. They have the names of those who donated to TEAM FIGHT written on them. They include some simple words of motivation. And one powerful word… “Remember” - this is for all those that we’ve lost. When things get tough, and I know at some point they will in the 140.6 mile day, I just need to look down and remember what the driving force is behind all of this.
I have too many words to say tonight, and yet, there are really very few. I’ll remain focused this evening, try to sleep, hold the nerves down in the morning, and then begin the process of enjoying somewhere around 43,107 “moments” (seconds) during the day tomorrow.
For those of you who would like to follow me along the course tomorrow, you can do so by going to www.rev3tri.com/live/ and tracking athlete #92 (that’s me). Also, my awesome support crew will likely be tweeting updates via @copychic on twitter.
140.6 miles at Rev3 Cedar Point… here we come!