Tuesday, December 2, 2008

I AM IN.......... almost

For some time now I have been researching and pondering over my next "big goal". Once I decided, researched tons of information, mapped out the entire training plan to get me there, and then got in touch with a great network of others in my area I could train with all that was left was to wait for registration day... Dec. 1st.

Scott's loss of his job was a hit but one that he has chosen to be positive about. For this I am most proud of him. He is a wonderful provider to our family and this is only a temporary place that he is in for a short time. With the hunt of a job I knew that signing up for the "big goal race" would not happen. Family needs always come first.

So when December 1st came I attempted one last try to somehow still make this "big goal" work. I sent an email to the race director and explained what our family was facing. What could it hurt? His response came today. He has agreed to hold a spot for me until our family has everything back on track. I am SO excited and VERY touched that he would do this.

So my Big Race Goal for 2009 is......

Beach to Battleship Iron Distance Triathlon on November 7th

This next year will be filled with tons of challenges not to mention hours of training. Scott and the boys are excited to know that I am finally going to go for it. So in the coming months I will post about the good and the bad of how this 36 year old woman reaches for Iron.

Robin

28 comments:

Marlene said...

WOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Chad in the AZ Desert said...

Wow! That's awesome! That is a huge goal. Very cool of the RD to save you a spot like that. After following Wes this year, it's going to be very cool to follow your Iron training in 2009. Good luck and happy training!

*aron* said...

wow that is SOOO awesome! both that he is holding a spot and that you are going to do an ironman!!! cant wait to follow your training!

Erik said...

Congrats!! That is an awesome step to take. Just sending that email has changed your life!

I can't wait to follow you there.

E

J~Mom said...

I am very, very excited for you!!

Lauren said...

That's great, and adds another + to the great things I keep hearing about that race!!!!

Yay for you

Melanie said...

That is awesome! Can't wait to read about and follow your journey!!! :D

D10 said...

How nice of the race director. It never hurts to ask. I can't wait to read about your training.

Wes said...

Yea Setup Events is a cool operation. Congrats on making the big decision! I will keep my fingers crossed that things align for you guys and you can fulfill this dream!

CTBamaFan said...

Congrats. Can't wait to read all about your training for this event in the coming year.

ShirleyPerly said...

Congrats again on getting in!!!

I'm ecstatic that I'll get to toe the line with you on Nov. 1st, and also meet that wonderful hubby of yours. Quite a few bloggers seem to be doing this race. It's going to be AWESOME!

Marcy said...

Wait, wait . . .the FULL? HOLY MOTHER!! I am SOOO LMAO! Didn't you just tell me a few weeks ago that you weren't THAT crazy (yet) to run a 100 miler, yet you'll do the full IM distance?!? Ooohh Robin you rock!

I'm so happy for you!!! ;D ;D What a sweet opportunity.

BeachRunner said...

Holy S_, that is AWESOMELY IRONtastic. You rock.

Nick said...

OMG!!!!!!!! That Rocks.
Will this woman ever cease to top herself?

I too am setting some lofty goals for this coming year.

MJ said...

That's great! What an awesome thing for the RD to do... And it's paying off for him as we are all so impressed.

Good luck with the training!

Journey to a Centum said...

A kick-ass ultra runner like you won't have any problems with an Iron distance Tri!

Enjoy your journey to Iron!

Kevin said...

Thats so cool. I cant wait to follow all your training in 2009

Bob from BlogMYruns.com said...

Awesome Robin that is a great Goal and way to ask the RD... never hurts to ask, good job!!

Ryan said...

Robin, Marcy told me you are going to race B2B also. AWESOME!!!

So, is it too early to start training?


HA!

I'll stay in touch...Ryan

The Happy Runner said...

That is terrific! And you are starting off with some good vibes from the RD. How cool. Can't wait to hear all about your training.

Velma said...

I have been following your blog for a bit. Great job. I can't wait to follow the half iron journey. It is so great to hear a compassionate story. Thanks for sharing. Best of luck to hubby.

Michael at 45 said...

HooYa, I'm pumped and glad to live through another person doing the IRON. Can't wait to train with you this season.

Mike

Shannon said...

Yahoo, that is very exciting. I only trained for the 1/2 run last year. I can't wait to read about the training for the whole schmole. You'll be great!

RunBubbaRun said...

Way cool, especially the RD holding a spot for you..

Look forward to seeing how your training goes for it.

Chris said...

AWESOME! Congrats again Robin!! Thanks for sharing the news with me before it hit the press!! I am SOOOOooo siked for you!!

Sherry Lynn said...

Oh, Robin... this news is just so exciting and heartwarming all wrapped into one! I think you are just going to be fantastic at the Iron distance. I'm definitely looking forward to reading about all of your training over the next year. Girl... I really think you are going to ROCK this!!!!

Scott said...

This is a great opportunity for you...one that myself, Greg, Kenny, and all your friends will pull together to help you train (when needed) and make this happen. I am so proud of you for all the goals you set and accomplish...you are going to KICK ASS ! ! ! Love YOU ! ! !

Stephanie said...

That really is super sweet of the race director.

So what distance will you do? Hope the full!