that I am quite proud to be a two-time Ironman/trigirl finisher. One of my bestest buddies ever (Amanda -that's you) made a very insightful comment that I seemed down about my second Ironman race.
I'm actually quite pleased and stunned by it. Never in my wildest dreams to I ever expect to finish one (let alone TWO) Ironman races. Much love to Grandison, Mark, Blake, Ed & Som for guiding me along the way.
But, I didn't realize how fantastically magical my first Ironman race felt. Everything just clicked for me - and I truly felt like I was floating (especially on my beloved run). At IM Brazi,(to quote Deanna b) I really didn't have my "mojo." Physically, I felt great (thank you Mark B and Ed for the awesome training over the winter). But, mentally, I wasn't as "spunky" as I like to be. I realize that I can push myself very, very hard. But, in Brazil, my sassiness (inherited from my parents) wasn't there. I was content to just kinda chill on the bike and the run.
And that is okay. I really believe that sometimes you just have to "be." Last year, I reached so many new milestones. Every race was a PR.
But it can't always be that way.
I'm ready to work out simply for the joy of moving my body...breathing that humid but weirdly fresh Virginia air... cheering on my friends as they prepare for their first Ironman (keep a journal or blog ladies and Fred - it's incredible)...staying out kinda late on a Friday for once...giving my friends and family more attention...
and just being grateful for these past 1.5 years. Two Ironman finishes, one Boston finish.
Yup - I'm ready to relax for a bit.
Love to all of you.