Writing has definitely taken a back seat over the last few months. Between training for Ironman Boulder and other life stuff like grad school applications and an upcoming move it feels like there hasn’t been much time for anything else. There are so many words and thoughts I want to share. I’ve written the sentences over and over in my mind on bike rides and runs, however when I have had a moment to sit down the words don’t seem to flow.
But there we go, I wrote the big words above…grad school and moving. Before I dive in to telling you about this big life change I am racing an Ironman in less than two weeks!! With that, let’s catch up on current happenings in July (i.e. the pre-Ironman Boulder edition).
Excitedly anticipating Ironman Boulder of course. It is so close now and the hard work is done! I’m excited and oh so nervous!
Inspired by my friends that raced Calgary 70.3 and Ironman Canada this past weekend. I was able to volunteer at the finish line here in Calgary and it was such a rewarding experience. As someone who loves to race it is a great opportunity to see just how much work and effort is required to put on an event. It is also incredibly inspiring and motivating to see people working so hard to achieve their dreams. After a busy day helping out my heart was so full and the butterflies were starting to grow in my tummy as I started to think about my own big race ahead.
Watching the Ironman Boulder race prep videos that the race director, Dave Christen, has pulled together for us. I have to give a major shout out to Dave. He does a great job of trying to communicate everything we could possibly want to know for race week.
Sad in a way that race day is almost here. It has been something I’ve thought about for so long and worked so hard for. Tapering training volumes down almost feels like saying goodbye to a friend. I’m just not sure I’m ready say goodbye yet.
Grateful for some wonderful friends who have kept me company on some very long bike rides. I truly believed I’d be doing most of my riding on my own as I prepared for Boulder. Thankfully I had some amazing people who were keen to ride and we had some great experiences together! I am also grateful that my body has responded so well to so much training this year. I’m feeling fit and healthy. Thank you body!!
Listening to the following little ditties… It is a long list this month, with a lot of different styles of tunes!
Wishing for perfect race day weather on August 7th!
Closing with a question for you, dear readers…what are you currently listening to? I’m on the lookout for fresh tunes to add to our road trip playlist!