Friday, October 1, 2010

Living your DREAM!

This week I did something that was both so exciting and scary all rolled into one emotion.

It is OFFICIAL… I am signed up for the 2011 Louisville Ironman. Over the past 2 months I have been reviewing training plans and talking with coaches. Making the final decision on what plan I will be put into place. It is all coming together nicely!

Scott and I are on the final stretch of training before we leave out to cycle in the Challenge to Conquer Cancer from Greenville, SC to Austin, TX on October 17th . As a relay of 5 teams we will cover over 1400 miles keeping a team on the road 24 hours a day until we reach our destination. What a journey this has been.

My dad... a cancer Warrior

Tonight is our final night training ride that will begin at 9pm for 75ish miles and will likely end sometime around 1am on Saturday morning. The freaks really do come out at night people.

Robin

14 comments:

Wes said...

Congratulations. When you go BIG, you also GO HARD :-) Have a great time on your ride. That's exciting and you have been working so hard. My father is a cancer survivor. That's why I am a Livestrong Warrior!

Karen said...

woot woot! Congrtulations!!

Jen said...

Way to go... and be sure to factor in the HEAT when you do the IM... my sister-in-law did it this year and her time was 2 hours slower than the one she did in Florida because it was SOOOO hot.

Have a nice ride tonight... I'll be dreaming.

Judi said...

i will cheer you on! XXOO!

Marlene said...

WOW Congrats! I wondered if IM would soon be in your future. Can not WAIT to follow your journey.

Dave said...

Congrats on signing up for Ironman....you are an incredible athlete and better person...I am thinking sub 11 hours...

Mel-2nd Chances said...

SO EXCITING!!! I was there spectating this past August, such an incredible thing to witness. I'm a few years away from this, I think, but really want it bad!!

JD said...

Robin,
You're such an inspiration for all of us normal people out here. Whatever I can do to help you in your preparation for the IM, just let me know. You're going to be awesome!

jd

Stuart said...

Wooo hooo!

Get it done!

Stephanie said...

Wow, Robin. I knew that "day" would come for you. Have a great training.

Grey Beard said...

Really psyched for you and Scott that you met your fund-raising goals and will get to do the Austin ride again this year.

Give your dad my best. The best decision I ever made was to move from Florida to California so I could spend what would turn out to be his last 2 years close by. Parents aren't forever, and when they're gone, we find so many questions we never thought to ask.

Lily on the Road said...

Holy doodle girl, WHOOT! Congrat's....on signing on for IMKY.

Hope your Challenge to Conquer Cancer is a stellar ride....Best Wishes to your Dad too!

The Happy Runner said...

That's awesome! Congrats and good luck w/the training!

Scott Keeps Running said...

Very awesome!