Friday, November 10, 2006

Coming up for a gulp of air...

I am so sorry!! I know that I owe you all a report on the LiveSTRONG Summit, an Ironman Florida Volunteer Report AND that I need to check in, in general.

To say the last 3 weeks have been busy in an understatement. I have not been in my own bed for more than 4 days in a row in over 3 weeks and this weekend, Jim and I are heading out of town AGAIN!

I have a work deadline that is very high profile and coming up on November 16th. After that, I am not traveling ANYWHERE until December 23rd. All my company is coming to me and I get to make a big-O-turkey!!

So ... endulge me please friends. I know that I owe you stories and pictures and they are coming! They are good too!! So they are worth the wait, I promise!

Okay ... deep breath and now back under .... Hope you are all doing well and Living STRONG!

Friday, November 03, 2006

Headed out the door...

The LiveSTRONG Summit report will have to wait until next week, for I am off to Panama City, Florida to be inspired, spectate, volunteer and cheer my friends on at IRONMAN FLORIDA.

Nancy, Ellie,Shelly, Bold, Boomer, Kahuna, Cathy and Bill T., I wish you the best of all possible race days tomorrow! I will meet you at the finish line!

"We are made to persist, that's how we find out who we are"
-Tobias Wolfe

"Fight on and fly on to the last drop of blood and the last drop of fuel, to the last beat of the heart."
-Baron Manfred Von Richthofen

"The only one who can tell you 'you can't' is you. And you don't have to listen." - Nike

LiveSTRONG and have a good weekend Y'all!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Who wants to be an IRONMAN?

Attention IRONMAN FLORIDA BLOGGERS - Look out for this "Cat-Woman" Volunteer on Race DAY!


In 2008, I do. But I know a few TRI-Bloggers who have been working hard this year to earn that title and they will be on the course in Ironman Florida this weekend!!

Well these folks do!

Shelley #2384
Ellie #2526
Nancy #2484
Tri-Geek Kahuna #1576
Robo-Stu #1327
Commodore #758
Tri-Mama #2297
Tri-Daddy #774
Bolder in Boulder #1269
Bev #2108
TriBoomer #1544

And from TRI-DRS:
Jeff Jackson #499?
Cathy Taylor #2504
Bill Taylor #1956
David Jones #1302
Alan Erquitt #1609
Regina Fowler #2456
Forrest Fowler #1780
Greg Bassett #1424

How on earth could I miss this?

I couldn't!! So I signed up to Volunteer at the race along with my fellow GALS and Blogger Buddy's Shawn and Linae!

I will be at the RUN STARTING MAT from 12-5 and then at the Volunteer Check-In at the FINISH LINE from 5:30 to 9PM.

From that point on, I will be a the FINISH LINE - One of many hundreds of cheering spectators watching you guys earn your IRONMAN status!!

I know you guys may not realize it but I have closely followed your roads to this year's Ironman Florida and on many a day when the chemo had me feeling like crap, or I was stuck wondering "How on Earth" I was going to get through all this treatment, you were my inspiration. Your unwavering faith and dedicated focus on the goal at hand are inspiring.

Now go out on the course, face what the Ironman Gods have to give you, remember that you will have bad moments and have *faith* that you have what it takes to get through them and keep moving forward.

You have all worked hard and the Start Line is on the horizon.

As for your finish, I leave you with this little bit of inspiration that somebody from the TRI-DEAD list posted one year. It is by far my favorite ....

A little boy and his father are walking in a event.
The little boy is tired and ask his Dad, "How much farther is the finish line?"

His Dad's reply:

"The finish line is father away than you can see but not farther than you can go!"

Live STRONG my friends and I will meet you at the finish line!!!!!!!!!