Ok, I've been pondering this decision for a while but I have decided to create a separate blog to track race week and the actual Ironman. In coordination with my Girls on the Run fund raising event I am also including information about my Ironman journey. This includes a link to the new blog, how to track me during Ironman, and date/time of the fund raising event.
I do not advertise this blog to many friends - there are a select few and hubby, those people are also triathletes who "understand". I know there are a number of friends out there who I would find to be judgmental against the blog, mostly because they just don't get it.
So for the next few weeks please go to IronKelli to follow me through Ironman Louisville.
In the past month I hammered in the hardest two weeks ever with logging over 22+ hours and over 250 miles of S/B/R each week. Now I'm half way through a 3 week taper with only 10 days to go and I'm at the cusp of FREAKING OUT! I recently re-read a friend's IM race report from last year and this weekend I plan to watch my DVR'd copy of IM Kona for some more motivation. Its not that I'm struggling for motivation its that I just need to focus and get in the right mind set. Pre race I may seem calm on the outside, just roaming around with headphones on but on the inside its a different world. I stay quiet more in fear if I was to express any emotion I may just loose it all.
Ironman taper time is a strange thing. You go through months of living out of laundry baskets of workout clothes then all of a sudden everything is folded in drawers. Two-a-day works out, 4am wake-ups, 3000+ calories per day to one-a-day short bricks, 6am wake-up, smoothies, salads, and lean meats.
Here I am with another off-day catching up on everything else. This weekend I plan to pack and organize all my lists. Since Ironman camp in June I've begun lists split out in to separate categories (bags). There is Weekly Food, Travel, Transition, Hubby's O-Crap, Swim, Bike Transition, Run Transition, Bike Special Needs, and Run Special Needs bags. Believe me when I say all this is necessary, well I hope it is.