Thursday, July 5, 2012

Half Ironman....and I'M SICK AS A DOG!

Life is funny.  I trained 10 months for a 5 hour 30 minute race. I worked hard....early mornings, ran and cycled when it was raining/snowing/sleeting....and trained in pretty much every type of precipitation that can come out of the Vancouver sky.

....and 2 weeks before the big day:  A nasty bout of bronchitis.


But here are 5 Reasons why I am NOT upset about being sick before my Half Ironman triathlon this Sunday:

  1. I put in a lot of hard hours in the pool/ocean swim, on the bike, and on the runs.  I feel good about that.  I am prepared.
  2. My goal  was to use this half ironman as a test run for our full ironman, scheduled for June 2013 (Ironman Coeur D' Alene).
  3. If I can complete 70.3 miles swimming/biking/running with compromised lungs, headaches, coughing fits, and plugged sinuses.....I can do anything.  
  4. If I have to take a DNF (Did Not Finish) because my body just wont cooperate, at least I'll DNF having tried (good life lesson there, eh?)
  5. Heidi still thinks sick triathletes are hot...and I'm pretty sure I am going to be the sickest one there....making me, undeniably, the hottest. 
These are still, good days....


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