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. :)