Sunday, September 20, 2015


One week until race day...

On September 29th when I signed up for Ironman Chattanooga it really seemed like this day would never arrive.

I am feeling quite proud to have decided to start the journey toward an Ironman, stuck with the training when I would rather have slept or relaxed, spent so much money and be ready to head to the start line!

How many workouts you might be thinking and I wanted to give a little breakdown, keep in mind I do not train with music because you can not race with music.  While some of these workouts were completed with others many were done completely alone with my thoughts.  This journey has given me so much time for self reflection and I have been very lucky to realize how happy I am with myself and the people in my life right now.  It has also given me plenty of time to think about those no longer with me and how they have impacted my life.

Duration: 107:41:26
Miles: 1509

Duration: 43:17:52
Miles: 218

Duration 46:05:29
Miles: 69.75

Total miles: 1,796.75 (I tried to get this all together from training peaks so I might be off a little.)

Wow I don't know about you but I am exhausted reading that!  The most important though, 144.6 comes next weekend!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015


Oh wow, 26 days until the race!  I was doing pretty well nerves wise but over the weekend I had my second bike accident in as many months and I'm pretty beat up.

I thought the crash in July was bad timing but this crash during build weeks is DEFINITELY bad timing. I'm nursing some pretty disgusting roadrash on my shin and hip coupled with cuts on my ankle, knee and hand.  To be more accurate, Z is nursing some brutal cuts on my leg and hand :) I could not be doing this without him!

The shirts for the sherpa support team have come in and I will let you get a sneak peak at the front but I'm keeping the back a secret.

Bib numbers were released this week and I will be lucky number 1098 which is either the code for a jailbreak or a tax form depending on which of my parents you talk to :)

I have also rented myathletelive which is supposed to be better at tracking me during the even itself so be on the look out for instructions on how to keep track of me on race day in 26 DAYS!!