Thursday, August 13, 2009

I'm Curious

I can't believe I'm getting on a plane tonight and going to the mainland! And I get to make a withdrawl from that huge bank account I've been making deposits into for months and months now. No, not my money bank acocunt. That one is not huge. Not at all. But my training bank account is HUGE. All those long runs and rides I've been doing... In The Bank. And this weekend, I get to withdrawl. And I'm pretty confident that I will not overdraft.

So how am I feeling about this race? Differently than I did for Hawaii 70.3, that's for sure. I'm not nearly as nervous or pumped up. The few days before that race in May, I was bouncing off the walls. I'm not feeling like that this time. No. This time I just feel curious. I'm really curious to see how fast I can go for 70.3 miles of swim/bike/run. There's nothing holding me back at all. I've had no injuries. I haven't been sick. I've done every workout I've been told to do, almost exactly as I was told to do it. I mean, seriously, I can think of two workouts that I had to cut a little short in the last month. Other than that, I did them all. I am perfectly prepared.

It's almost scary, really, to be this ready. Because it leaves me with no excuses. I think I wrote a post like this before Hawaii 70.3 as well. Being perfectly trained and prepared doesn't mean that the race will go perfectly, it definitely didn't in May. But it sure gives me a good shot at having that great day.

So if you want to follow along, I'm guessing that IronmanLive.com will have our splits up on Sunday while we're racing? Click on the Athlete Tracker and search on W35-39. Don't get too psyched if you see me quite well placed coming off the bike. They key to this race for me is going to be how well I hold it together on the run... I'm going to look for a solid steady gear on that run that won't malfunction. ;)

Jenny's racing too, so you should see her in the same list of results. And my friend Amy. There will be 3 of us from Hawaii coming to make some waves in that 35-39 age group. :)

So Jenny was over yesterday and we were talking about what we were packing and what we wanted to do while we were in Washington sans kiddos. I told her I wanted to see that movie Food, Inc. It's not playing here but I've really wanted to see it.

Jenny's reaction, "A movie? Really? Oh my gosh. A Movie? I haven't seen a movie in so long! YES YES! Let's go see a movie!!"

It's the little things that please us moms.

And I think Scott is ready for his single dad weekend. He stopped at the store last night on his way home from work and picked up beer and frozen pizza. Yes. He's ready. And it appears that he has been listening to me as I've given him little tips here and there about how, what, and when to feed Moana. I think this weekend is going to be great for them both.

So you know what I'm looking forward to? Flying on a plane without a little person crawling all over me and without worrying that she will scream out in protest at any uncontrollable moment. So even though we are flying overnight (UGH), it's ok with me. I'm going to get to the airport tonight in time to drink a glass of wine in the terminal with Jenny. Then, just as they start boarding the plane, I'm going to swallow my ambien pill and expect to wake up just as the captain comes over the intercom system and says, "Flight attendants, please prepare for landing."

14 comments:

cat. said...

it sounds great, ALL of it. movie, race ready, curiosity. i can't wait to see it unfold for you!

Charisa said...

Good luck - have fun w/ the girls!

Lizzie said...

So excited for you! The race will be great and you've done your prep. You deserve to have a good time - on and off the race path :) Looking forward to hearing all about it. And Food Inc. I also need to see that!

cherelli said...

Good luck at your race - and have an awesome girls weekend!!

IronMatron said...

Have the best time and the best race! You deserve it!! Moana and Dad will be fine fine fine--and you do need to see a movie and be on a plane without being the person with the loud baby. :)
Hope it goes great!

jessica said...

I know that vulnerable feeling of being so well prepared that you have no excuses, but what a perfect place to be. Have a great trip and a great race!

Rebecca DeWire said...

Enjoy your relaxation on the plane! And have fun racing and making your withdrawal..you are going to do awesome :)

Natalie D said...

As much as I am afraid to leave Nick, you make me look forward to a nice weekend away. GOOD LUCK! I can't wait to see how you did!

Angela and David Kidd said...

Good luck this weekend! You are ready to kick ass.

And I'm guessing the flight didn't go quite as well as you'd hoped since you just posted on FB about cleaning puke off your leg.

Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

Couldn't have said it better myself! Very different feeling than before my last 70.3 or even CDA. I'm so sorry to NOT be meeting you this weekend - but am definitely looking forward to it in October!

GOOD LUCK! I'll be thinking of you Sunday when I'm racing! GOGOGOGOGOGO! Have a GREAT race and just have fun. :)

Regina said...

RE: movies; the last one I saw was "Up!" with my son and before that I cannot remember, so I feel your pain.

Good luck this weekend! Sounds like you are really prepared, hope you manage to have some fun too.

Can't wait to read all about it.

Katie A. said...

I am soooo gonna follow you! Good luck! You will do awesome (and so will Moana and Scott). Enjoy the time away, and let all the training take hold! You are a rockstar!

Clare said...

ha ha, last paragraph is funny given the vomit story on facebook! good luck!! although i'm more interested to hear how scott does because i know you'll do great!

Mnowac said...

How exciting! I can't wait to hear how the race goes, good luck and let me know how Food Inc is!