Wednesday, November 01, 2006

My Ironman Florida goals

I like ShirleyPerly's Ironman Florida goals a lot. I think I'll just steal them, except she might tell me "Get your own d*mn goals and quit sponging off mine!"

Actually, they do sound a lot like my goals!

Last New Year's Eve I wrote out these objectives, and I still think they're pretty good ones:

Ultimate objectives:
  • Train intelligently and effectively for an iron-distance triathlon while keeping my life in balance with my other responsibilities.
  • Get to the Ironman Florida starting line (Nov 4) in the best shape of my life.
  • Enjoy every race day as a celebration of my training, bringing away lessons from each race.
I hope that I've checked off the first, and gotten a good head start on the remaining two. I'll go to Florida with those goals in my pocket, and do my best to bring them home fulfilled. Apart from those - finishing by midnight would make everything perfect. Sub-16-hours at the finish line would simply be icing on the cake.

And before I forget (yes, it's natural to become a teensy bit self-absorbed in these things) GOOD LUCK and PLEASANT TAILWINDS to all my fellow athletes and friends who will be at the starting line with me on Saturday - and THANK YOU SO MUCH to all those volunteering on race day, too! I couldn't do it without you all there too!

Also thank you again for the good wishes that I've received from everyone back at home. Thanks for following along - I do appreciate it greatly!!

Still, I can't believe that I'm missing the World Championship Punkin' Chunkin' this coming weekend for a trip to sunny Florida for a silly old triathlon.


ShirleyPerly said...

By all means, feel free to adopt my goals as your own. You know, "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery" :-)

Good luck on your race and I hope to meet up in person!

Steve Toby said...

The Twin Princesses will be delighted to welcome you back
home in triumph whether you finish before midnight or not. I should say,
whether you finsh at all or not. Me too. It takes a lot just to start a triathlon. You're a winner before you even get out of the water.

kozzy said...

Mr. Toby said "You're a winner before you even get out of the water."
I would just like to second that!
Have a great time Nancy, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

mipper said...

best wishes and luck girlie! thinking about you all the way over here in chilly UT!!!

dw said...

Good Luck Nancy! I will be sending lots of good vibes your way on race day!

Dori said...

Those are excellent objectives. Good luck on Saturday. Race well!

Dori said...

Those are excellent objectives. Good luck on Saturday. Race well!

kerihadley said...

good vibes
from Holly's friend Keri Hadley I'll be thinking of you this weekend urging you forward from the couch. Be well and Enjoy