Friday, September 4, 2009

Skinnyman Here I Come...Kind Of

Thanks to all of you who offered me sage advice on what to do for Skinnyman tomorrow. Here is my decision...

After much thought and quite a lot of waffling back and forth, I have decided to volunteer instead of race. I was really on the fence up to the last minute. I even sent an email to the volunteer coordinator saying I was going to race the swim and bike and walk the run, then two minutes later I sent him another saying I changed my mind and would volunteer.

When it came right down to it, I just know that I would feel bummed if I turned in my chip, and if I decided to walk, well, I wouldn't have really walked as much as try not to run. I totally miss running so much, and can't bear the thought of going another six weeks without it!!

So, I will be handing out water at the finish line! I'm so excited for this spot, because this means I can watch Kel finish with the best seat in the house (except I'll be standing)!! I can't wait!

I met Kel in Skaneateles yesterday, and we rode the course. I felt very sluggish for the first 5 miles or so, which is most likely due to the fact that, well, I haven't really been doing very much as of late. So that solidified in my mind that I made the right call. I will race next year as a speed workout 2 weeks before IM Syracuse 70.3 in all of it's point-to-point glory!!


  1. Actually, although I said to do everything and walk, I think you made a better long term choice.

  2. Good CHOICE! I can't think of a better way to give back!!!!!

  3. That's great you'll still be a part of the race, perfect solution. Good Luck to Kel!


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