Panic has set in. We are in Mexico for Grayson’s Fall Break. After spending the day traveling here, I went to the gym to run for 2.5 hours. Needless to say, I got there too late, and could only run for 2 hours before they closed. It was painful and I started second guessing what I am doing and what I have been working for. I am scared. I hope I will be ready for this. If I didn’t have this constant stress of work and my workload, I would feel better. I am traveling again (to DC) after I return from Mexico. Ugh! I can’t say no, so I have to make the best of it. Last week, I missed two days of working out because I worked 13 hour days! The balancing act is so hard.
My plan is to work out as much as I can while here in Mexico, while trying to spend time with Russ and Grayson. There is a pool that I think will work out really nice for some swims. I am pumped that I got another new seat for my bike and I think I have found the one that works! Yea. Very excited about it. I also changed the tape out from dirty white to brilliant blue! I love it!
If you are reading this and trying to decide – should I give money to Kristine for the Ironman Foundation? YES is the answer. I am racing to Make a Difference. Service Through Sport, Commitment to Community. All donations are needed and welcome. Thank you!
Countdown begins. Here I go!!
Yesterday marked six weeks until IM Arizona. I found myself in Chicago and a little discouraged. I had to cut my workout short on Sunday to catch my flight and then, as planned, didn’t workout on Monday. The discouragement has come in my eating habits while here. I have had big meals versus a lot of small meals. Well, as of this morning, I feel a lot better. I got up and to the hotel fitness center around 4:30 AM. It was completely empty! By the time people started showing up, I was done! How cool is that. The workout was great. Sea level sure makes a difference!
Happy October 1st! I have just 50 days until Ironman Arizona! Will I be ready? Will I get enough training time? I awoke this morning to the realization I need to be on my bike today for 4 hours. It is only longer as each Saturday comes along until I have a 7 hour day on the bike. It is cool this morning and I am not a fair weather rider. I am going to procrastinate a little and tackle the 4 hours later in the day. This past week training was good, not great though as I missed two one hour swim sessions. Work, work and more work got in the way! I am trying not to allow that to happen, but what a difficult time it is right now at work.
I have only 90 days to raise about $45,000. I am really starting to gear up. I am not doing this race for me, I am racing for the Community. I am Racing for More! Service Through Sport, Commitment to Community! I am making a difference for so many – First Responders, Make a Wish, Meals on Wheels and more. There are many who want to support just one organization, but my impact is for the Community which means a bigger challenge.
I need your help!! Please consider supporting me by making a Donation to my Ironman Foundation page and encouraging me all the way to Ironman Arizona on November 20th!