Well…. It’s here. Race day is just five short days away… So let’s do two quick notes in our final count down.
1) Find Family – I am so very blessed with all of my triathlon family and my family family. I know that I have talked about this time and again on here, but as I mentally process all of the training that has lead me to Ironman Lake Placid, it bears repeating. Without the support of my friends and my family, I would not be where I am today. I would not be going into an event of this magnitude in the positive mental space that I am and in the strong physical shape that I am. I really believe that you and your support are what make me who I am each and every day. I have so many friends that are racing with me on Sunday and I have many, many friends and family who will be out on the course. I have a few family members who would love to be there, but due to life circumstances aren’t able to. Things happen, it’s life. Regardless of whether you’re at the race with me in person or you’re there with me in spirit, I appreciate your love and support more than you’ll probably ever know. So, just one last quick thank you for all that you do and all that you are. I love you.
2) Believe! My advice for everyone else. Follow your dream. The one that you know is right for you. Believe in yourself, do the work and surround yourself with love. If you do all of that, anything is possible. I know it.
“Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” ~ Shel Silverstein