Wednesday, July 24, 2013

0004 - Finishing at the Start

Roadside - training break to contemplate clouds. 

Gratitude and Thanks 

All the training ends that moment you're treading water with 3000 other athletes, trying to keep you heart rate down, waiting for the canon to fire, sending smoke over the morning mist, that will be sending off a fury of thrashing arms and feat towards one finish line.

That's wear the fun starts for me.  Right now, the real race is on.

At last check-in I've raised $2306 of $4000 for the MMRF - what I feels is a premier cancer research charity, that deserves all the help I can lend them.  

This outpouring of support and love from you all has created such a positive energy in my heart, and I thank each of you for your gifts, deeply - sincerely, thank you.  Nahmaste.

I'm not sure how long it will take me to finish the Ironman on Sunday.  Honestly, that tangible quantity doesn't matter.  The only particular number on my mind is $4000.  Once I get there, I can just enjoy the sun (or rain), free food, and safe and marshalled roads (and a lake) during a swimming, biking, and running workout.

All the work is done, I think, once I've made the difference that will carry on and outlive my own personal sphere.

9:59:00 or 16:59:00 - Doesn't really matter so much, as making sure I've got the next $1694 - at last check in- accomplished.

If you are able to help, the next day is crucial in my effort to raise $4000 for cancer research through the MMRF - any contribution is greatly appreciated.  Click here.