Mar 22, 2010

Shout outs

Thanks for all your responses to my last "scaredy cat" post. You've inspired me. I'm all ready (maybe not?) to sign up for an Ironman triathlon. I liked your comments so much I'm going to respond to each one of them in this post.

Julie: Thanks for having faith in me. You are right, it's all in the training.

Bill: The Florida course is real flat but can be windy. Most concerned about the swim in the ocean. I've done two open water swims in the ocean and puked after both, one in a triathlon in Japan. Too many waves.

Karen and Jean: Thanks for all the confidence in me!

Jill: Thanks for the vote of confidence. The mojo might be coming around, have to see what today's run brings. Hope yours comes around too.

SDRunner: Baby steps, good idea. I think I'm ready for the big step now. You'll get there, I just have experience (read as older) than you.

San: IM Florida is in November so I'll have the Minnesota summer to train in. Usually not too bad. Hey, you'll get that marathon, keep moving forward!

Beth: Mike did a great job and had a great race report. I'm sure he put a lot of time into it. I've heard good things about IM Florida.

Meg: Tough love! Perfect. Inspiring.

Lindsay: I think I've wrote in in your comments before, we're runners cut from the same mold. If I haven't I've thought it.

Glenn: The swim is the hardest part! If I get through that I'll be doing the rest on my own.

All in: Thursday 14.06 at 7:51
Saturday 20.02 at 8:27


Julie said...

Hi Az,
I am glad to hear that you snapped out of it!! So, which one did you decide to sign up for? I can't wait to find out what you have decided!! You can totally do this....hands worries:)

San said...

sh yes, mixed up the dates.

well, you've said you've got all summer, so there is no reason to hold back anymore! Sign up.

have a good week!

Jean said...

Thanks for the shout out, AZ, and you are more than welcome. Truth be told, your running is inspiring to me, and I wish you continued success on your new adventures and challenges!

All the best!

lindsay said...

yes i think many runners have a mindset that is often a little too-hard on themselves, but i think we keep it fairly balanced -- enough to keep chasing goals and not too much to get fed up and quit.

so, when's the IM? :)

Jill said...

You're tough, AZ, very tough! If we didn't go through periods of slumps and doubts, we wouldn't come back fighting harder! I know it's inside you, you can do it!!

Meg said...

Very nice post. It was hard for me to be's just un natural for a kindergarten teacher but you're so ready for this. I agree, you and Lindsay are very simiarl in mindset...practical I would say.

Beth said...

I'm so glad that you were inspired, since you are inspiring so many others. You are doing awesome on your marathon challenge and can acheive whatever you set your mind to.

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