Nov 20, 2008

Off to the Races!!

Well I am leaving for Tempe in about ten minutes, the culmination of about 15 months of training and focus.

There is too much to say right now. But in future posts I will go into great detail about:

Pre-Race Jitters and Anxiety
Packing and Contingency Planning
Race Strategy
Nutrition and Hydration Strategy
The Connundrum and risk-reward of "Racing vs. Finishing"

In summary, I am still extremely anxious and cannot explain exactly why.

I am however, confident and prepared, knowing full-well that I have put the time and miles in, and I know I will pass this test and complete the race.

A lot more to say about all of this, but that will have to wait for about a week.

Thanks for all of the support along the way.

The rest is up to me.

Weight Goal: ACHIEVED!

Well I'm off to the Ironman this morning, but first had to step on the scale to see how close I came to my weight loss goal.

Remarkably, exactly to the day, I have met my goal of dropping below 160. That's quite a difference from my high point of morbid obesity at 212 pounds (well, that's when I stopped weighing myself). So clearly, I have lost at least 50 pounds from my high point.

It's been quite a journey, but well worth it in the long run.