We are almost a week away from traveling to Florida for the big race...and I am so excited, but of course nervous, as any athlete would be with any major event that is taking place. A lot of people have asked me over the past couple months, "How are you doing?"...I would be lying if I said that I am not a bit nervous, but the outpouring of support has helped in so many ways. This has truly been an incredible journey with my two "crazy bozos" and is going to be an incredible expereince come race day 05.01.11!!!
I feel nervous because I have never done anything like this before. Training for this event has been a roller coaster. Some days I feel in control, then other days, completely out of control. At the end of the day, I am 100% confident about the equipment...and most of all my brothers' strength and ability. It's awesome to say that I will become a triathlete after next weekend. Hats off to Evan and Brent, and a host of others who have made this experience incredible.
Below is a picture that I took from my wheelchair on my way home from work the other day...I often think about what drives me in life. This picture, to me, symbolizes how a dream can become a reality. As well as how an athlete is born. Thank you for your continued support and we'll see ya at the finish line!