I can't believe it's been a year already, but it's almost that time. I've trained hard, I've done all I can do to get ready physically for this race. The next 9 days will be the mental preparation. That's all that is left to do. I can't swim, bike, or run anymore to be ready.
I'm looking forward to the race and honestly feel it will be a relief to cross that finish line. The stress training has put on my kids is taking it's toll. The stress I feel is to do well so the kids see all the sacrifice was worth it. So I know it was worth it.
I'm sleeping about 3-4 hours per night and I know that's not enough. I can't sleep.
I know that I will have many friends out there with me on that course. Some there in person cheering, some racing, some online tracking me throughout the day. For those people I am grateful because you have supported me from the beginning. I know that Christine will be with me, watching over me--swimming next to me as that was her strongest event and my weakest.
9 days....I can't wait.