July 2011

Ironman Success!

Posted by on July 27, 2011 in Training

To say that the 2011 edition of Ironman Germany was difficult would be the understatement of the year.  We faced fierce winds, torrential rains, cold temperatures, and more.  There are so many memories from this event and trying to remember them all will be difficult, so I’ll bullet-point them below: It felt like forever between […]

This Is IT!

Posted by on July 23, 2011 in Training

I barely slept at all.  At one point, I thought that I had booked a good block of sleep into the night, only to realize that it was only 13 minutes from when I had last looked at the clock.  I hate when this happens, though it’s admittedly rare.  My mind is my worst enemy […]

One more day (plus some photos)

Posted by on July 23, 2011 in Training

It’s hard to believe that the big day is almost here.  By this time tomorrow, I hope to be on my second run loop.  I’ve been saying all along that I don’t have any specific time goals, and the truth remains that I have low expectations.  Maybe a better way to say that is that […]

Some photos

Posted by on July 22, 2011 in Training

Finally figured out that I could upload photos directly from my phone via a USB connection to the computer.  With the internet solution still not available, this works.  See below: Here’s a pic of some of us after dinner at Wagner.  Meat and apple wine.  I had wine spritzers.  Big surprise.  From L to R, […]

2 Days and Counting

Posted by on July 22, 2011 in Training

Well, the adventure continues.  We are a short two days away from an incredible Ironman experience.  I’m exceptionally relaxed and not stressed in the slightest.  Some of my teammates have conveyed the same sense of calm, but to them, it’s rather disconcerting and they believe that they SHOULD feel nervous and anxious.  I continue to […]