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 more...life 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