Thursday, July 13, 2006

Single Digits

Well, it hit me hard last night. This race is going to happen and it's going to happen soon! The raceday countdown clock now reads 9 days (and ticking). It's hard to believe that I signed up for the race 355 days ago. My race number has been assigned and I will #68. There will be a total of 2440 racers in Lake Placid. That's a huge field. I'm getting so excited.

My body is resting and recovering well and I can't wait to hit the course. Colleen (my bike) has been shipped and I only have one more run with the running group tomorrow am. I'm so indebted to everyone I've met through this process. I don't think they will ever realize the impact they have all had upon my training and my life. I've never had such great friends. My career has always driven me to study, work, and recover from long nights in the hospital. There has been little time for friends outside of the hospital. And let's be honest, doctors are a weird bunch of folks. We can't seem to talk about anything besides patients and medicine. That gets a little old after awhile.

Of course with everyone I've met through triathlon we can't stop talking about racing, training, heart rates, bikes, wheels, running, etc, etc. I like these topics better. Thanks everyone for being such wonderful friends. I will think of all of you while I'm racing (with a smile on my face).

Todd (#68)

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck. I have complete faith that you will exceed your expectations. Jen should have the "great day" envelope ready. I can't wait to read the next entry entited "I am an Ironman!"
kj

2:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Conratulations.

- Lance A

6:54 PM  

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