Monday, September 14, 2009

A brief detour

from class prep to say - TODAY IS AN EXCITING DAY! - I pulled the trigger...

... I am now officially registered for Ironman Wisconsin 2010!

I have butterflies in my stomach, but in a good way...

A shout-out, too, to two of my favorite tri-bloggers, Jenny and Mike Wimmer. They made a bold stab at IM Wisconsin yesterday - I was checking anxiously online all day and watching them make various cut-offs! - after having overcome really major obstacles to make it to the start line in the first place. They lost a huge amount of weight, and Mike in particular fought a fear of open water that made swimming a real ordeal for him. In the end, they didn't make the final race cut-off, although they were able to finish the course and received medals. I am hoping that they will be back to race again next year, and that I will get the chance to meet them in person - it has been inspiring and heartening to follow their training online, and though there's no doubt it's a great disappointment not to get the official finish, I think it is clear that they have triumphed in significant ways nonetheless!

6 comments:

Wendy said...

IM Moo, here you come!! It'll be an exciting journey.

The Wimmers have come such a very, very long way -- there were many of us tracking them obsessively yesterday. The kudos are well deserved. I was very glad to see the course officials allowed them to cross the line and receive finisher medals, despite narrowly missing the 17 hour mark.

Leah said...

VERY exciting!

ShirleyPerly said...

Congrats on taking the iron plunge!!

Rainmaker said...

Congrats on the registration. Now comes the fun part!

Spokane Al said...

Whoa - that is stepping up and taking a big bite out of life!

Now we rock!

baker said...

awesome! nice work on pulling the trigger! i like your dedication and commitment.