Saturday, June 25, 2011

All My Bags Are Packed I'm Ready To Go

We just dropped our bikes and T-bags in transition so there's nothing left to do but relax and eat dinner and get some sleep.

Moana really wanted to help me get ready. She put all the #443 stickers on my bags, and they are all on mostly pretty straight. Then she wanted to help me pack my bags. She put her crayons and bubbles in my run special needs bag. And offered up her blankie for my bike bag (that's true love right there). Even so, I asked Grammy to take her out to the playground for the rest of the morning so I could actually consult my lists and get the right stuff in the right bag. Packing for an Ironman is complicated. Especially a cold one like this. I thought maybe I was going to need two bags to hold all my T1 stuff but by some miracle I got it all in just the one.

My prediction for tomorrow... T2 is going to be faster than T1.

Anyway, I finally started to get over myself today and decided that regardless of how cold it's going to be, I just need to buck up and get it done. It's cold? Whatever. The Ironman doesn't care. The Ironman goes swimming.

See you on the flip side! And thanks for your virtual cheers. Really. It means a lot. :)

13 comments:

mmmonyka said...

So I take it that crayons and bubbles are not essential for a run portion of an IM. I need to remember that for the future.

Good luck tomorrow!!!! I might or might not be stalking you online:)

Jill Costantino said...

Hope you grab the bubbles for the run - how much fun to finish with BUBBLES! Kick some butt out there tomorrow:)

Nitsirk said...

I'm hopping in the Maine ocean tomorrow and will be thinking of you! You are going to kill it.

cherelli said...

And hey - everyone will probably feel the same as you about the conditions, regardless of what coastline they are from. Go out there, have a great day!!

Trisaratops said...

Blankie offer in the special needs bag = cutest thing ever :)

Have a fabulous race tomorrow! We'll be cheering for ya!

Kelly said...

Have fun tomorrow! I'll be sending lots of WARM vibes!! Can't wait to follow online!

Lizzie said...

Go Michelle!!! Cold schmold. Can't wait to read your report!

Kiet said...

And just like that, you got yourself in the right frame of mind to race tomorrow. You and me got some business to take care of on the run, let's do this!

Running and living said...

Good luck Michelle. Will be tracking you and sending warm vibes! Thanks for the video, hilarious:)

Regina said...

I'd have taken Moana upon that blankie for the bike, you never know when you might need one of those.

Will be cheering you on virtually!

Matt said...

Kick butt put there! I will be all over cheering, listen for the music ;)

Billie said...

Too late to wish you luck :-) But I am hoping it is all going well right now!! I am sure you are rocking this Ironman's butt!

cherelli said...

Way to go Michelle - just saw your time - and "1/1/1" next to your name - woohoo! Congratulations! Hope you enjoyed it (and the T1 hot tub), looking forward to reading the RR.