So tonight I am speaking at a church women's conference about my Ironman experience. I have titled it, "Lessons Learned in Ironman". I put together a power point slide, so that I can share lots of pictures because I think that makes a presentation so much more interesting, don't you??
I have really enjoyed reflecting on this experience as I prepare. Yesterday as I sat at the kitchen table, typing out some things, I got really teary because as I describe the experience I can just remember how it felt to be in those moments. Those moments of training and racing are so special to me and always will be I think. I can remember running up a hill in fish creek park, the sun had already set so it was dark and peaceful and maybe a little creepy and I was listening to Andre Agassi's autobiography on my ipod. I can remember cycling west on 22x and going over the bridge at Macleod Trail where the pavement is awful and one of my water bottles fell out, so I darted quickly in between cars to grab it before it and I got run over. I can remember swimming in Midnapore Lake one day when it was really windy and felt like it was about to rain. There was a strong current and I was able to time my breathing with the waves, which felt amazing because I felt like me and the water were a team. I will never forget that experience of training for and racing in Ironman Cozumel and I'm looking forward to sharing it with other women tonight.
PS I started training this week for Kona and I'm LOVING IT!!!