It’s official. I am registered for IRONMAN 70.3 Racine! This one is going to be a family affair between Andrea, my dad, and my sister. I’m looking forward to it - a nice hot race in July on a flat course. I hope I can run into Andrea along the way, it would be awesome if we could support each other through this experience and to the finish line.
This will be my first triathlon longer than an Olympic distance. Ironically, I plan on using this event as a warm-up and judge of my readiness for the full IRONMAN at Wisconsin Madison in September. I catch a lot of grief for doing things backwards from my sister (I purchased clip in pedals and shoes before ever owning a bike….), but hey…I have my own style and I’m proud of it. Who says you can’t dive right in - it’ll be my ass on the course numb from pain and cursing my decision to sign up for these wretched, yet exhilarating events!