Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Reality Check... 4 months left to IronMan

I made the stark realization last night that there is only 4 months left before the IronMan. It just seemed to creep up on my so silently. I personally started training almost a year ago, while the team started training in October. Even with the headstart, I have a feeling that borders on excitement and vomitting... but then I remember why I'm doing this.

Why am I doing an IronMan?
  • I am trying to raise awareness of leukemia, lymphoma, and other blood cancers. I know that me suffering through an endurance race has nothing to do with curing cancer directly, but the process itself is magic. When people ask me why I would even think travelling 140.6 miles on my own power, I am happy to tell them that I am raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
  • There are people who would love to do what I'm doing, but by no choice of their own, they cannot. I have the choice, so I do.
  • I DNF'ed in 2004 at Vineman (Did Not Finish). I was short about 8 miles. I want to finish.
  • I want to be a good role model for my son.