Saturday, October 17, 2009

um, it's 3:30 am...

...and I'm wide awake.
Maybe I'm acclimating early?
Or the excitement just won't allow sleep?
In about 12 hours, if all goes well, I'll be sitting in a chair at the airport in front of my gate, waiting to board a plane to Denver. And then it's off to San Fran. Then Sydney. And finally, Perth.
A couple months ago, this day seemed so far away. It seemed so far out of reality.
On some level, it still does.

It's not that this is something that everyone of you couldn't accomplish. It's just that, in my wildest dreams, I never really thought it would happen to me. I was the kid sitting at my desk in my room drawing pictures, the little chubby girl who cried at soccer practice because the simple fact that I had to meet new people scared me shitless.

My, how times have changed!

Now I'm the girl who strolls into work at 9am, smelling of chlorine, having been up for 4.5 hours, swam a couple miles, made and eaten breakfast, walked the dog twice and maybe even got a load of laundry in, the girl who will talk to any random stranger within listening distance.

What a very cool two years of triathlon this has been. What an incredible time of learning and reaching and hoping and growing. I've been fortunate enough to meet some very cool people and garner some very close friendships along the way.

The next time I post, it'll be from a hotel in Australia. For now, i have one last session on the trainer.

Cheers!

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good Luck Kiddo..you will do great. remember to have lots of fun, b/c really that is what it is all about.

Ironbolus said...

You've had a phenominal journey, have a safe flight! Can't wait to hear about your teammates down there.

Judi said...

KILL IT!!!

XXOO!!!

Kim said...

aghh, it's go time!!!!! start practicing "aussie aussie ozzie, AY AY AY!" (thats the aussie cheer down there) :)

you are going to do awesome. stretch those legs out on that long flight. ill be thinking of you!

Ron said...

You go girl! REPRESENT! You will be on your game! U-S-A!

Brett P said...

You're an inspiration! You'll be awesome over there. Enjoy the experience.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Good luck and tear it up down under

LG said...

just got chills -- so excited for you!! You've EARNED THIS. ENJOY!!!!

Ange said...

GOOD LUCK!!! I hope you do great this weekend!!! (did you meet my friend Jeff in a cab ride??? it's a Smallworld!)

Kim said...

A - you did awesome!!!!!!! i cant wait to hear ALL the details!!!

Missy said...

YOU rocked it! Wow, amazing. Details, we need DETAILS;) Congrats, you have to be proud.