Vineman… Ready or ….!πŸ˜³πŸŠπŸ»πŸš΅πŸ»πŸƒπŸ½πŸ·

  

As I write this… I am on my way to swim, bike, and run my little heart out in a little town called Santa Rosa (🍷)!! Yup, I decided to go for it. 

As a dear friend told me, there will always be risks during racing… You will come out having a great race, an ok race, or just a plain shitty race. Even if you are at 100%, “stuff” can happen. In everything you do, there is the unexpected. While I don’t consider myself close to 100% (let’s be honest, who ever is?!!) I do consider myself healthy enough to swim, to bike, and start the run. I mean… If I ran three miles yesterday I can certainly make it 13.1 at race pace right?! 😜 yes, that’s how our minds work. That’s how they have to work!! Plus, the doc did approve me to give it a shot… Even if it means a nice long stretch in T2 to loosen up the calf or a very easy run. I can handle that. As long as I know – truly know – how much is enough, I’ll be good.  As the Ironman slogan goes, anything can happen! πŸ‘ And I know what I want my anything to be!!

Although not what I wanted.. I still have an opportunity to get something out of it (I might eat all these words tomorrow!!)

Honestly though, Vineman means a lot to more than just a race. It is the only 70.3 race I have done repeatedly… Year after year… It’s the place I finished my first Ironman a mere 13 years ago…. It’s a place I remember my husband running half the run course next to me (because that is what you used to be allowed to do, wow I am ancient!)… It’s the first race I did since my fathers passing (weak is an understatement!) while raising money for Cancer…. It’s the place I qualified for Worlds last year and celebrated with my AirBnb host and dear friend Cortney  (ahhhh wine….)…. And it’s one of my absolutely favorite places in California to visit – race or no race, Santa Rosa is pretty amazing.

So, I’m packing up my Betty bag and going for it. 

See ya out there. 

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  1. Have a great (fun) race!

    Nat going for TAGS times tomorrow. Last day of south Texas swimming long course champs. 100 fly, 50 free, and 200 IM.

    We prepped by boogie boarding at the beach today πŸ™‚

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