That's right, only 17 more days till my HIM in Branson. I am still concerned about the hills, but I have biked more this year than all of last year combined. I am close to surpassing last years running totals. I am confident in my swimming and I have a fairly good nutrition plan for the race. I start my taper very soon, so I am ready (I think).
The thing I am most looking forward to (cue the music to Chariots of Fire now) is crossing the finish line and knowing that the goal I set out to achieve over 8 months ago is a reality. I daydream about that feeling when I am getting tired on my runs, and I have played it over in my head many times. My wife says I can;t come across all wobbly or anything, but I have to come across strong, which is my plan.
I am excited. I'd say 80% excited, 15% nervous and 5% anxious. I will let everyone in blogland know my bib number so they can track me while I am racing, and even if you don't, don't tell me, it will give me even more reason to race hard knowing I am being held accountable!
I know I have not been visiting as many of the blogs I normally read here recently, but my focus has been on this race, so please forgive me. I will leave you with a video clip of a portion of the bike course. It looks like it will be fast in some parts and a quad-buster in others, but I will be able to say that I will have conquer thee race a lot of people stayed away from because of the bike course...Yeah I am looking at you!