And the Journey Begins

I admit that I have not been great about keeping this blog as timely as possible. While I want to keep a history of my experience, I also want to be “in the now” as much as possible. Taking the time to document everything as it’s happening keeps me...

At Mont Tremblant

We were told that traffic leaving Montreal can be tricky.  The saying is “There are two seasons in Montreal. Winter and Construction.”  So, we left our hotel a little before 10:00 am so we could avoid commuter traffic.  The traffic gods were with us.  We...

Friday’s Activities

Much of Friday was spent spending even more money at the Expo, cleaning my bike, driving the bike route and thinking about how to pack all of my Transition bags. I think it’s a good idea to drive the bike route, but it can also lead to a bit more anxiety.  Damn,...

How IronMan Works

Okay, since this is my first Ironman/Iron-distance race, I won’t pretend to be an expert on how it all works. So, I will just detail how this race works with regard to transitioning from swim to bike to run. By 4:00 pm on Saturday, all bikes must be placed in the...

Not So Fast

With my bike and gear all settled, I was feeling pretty good. The rain still isn’t letting up, but I’m trying not to think about it. I laid down on my bed and tried to rest. About 15 minutes later, I woke up and realized that since we put a big plastic bag...