Saturday, November 1, 2008
As I write this, I should be covered in salt, draped in mylar and wearing a finisher medal for Ironman Florida. I should be eating pizza and watching other's dreams realized, crossing the line, a year of effort paid off.
Instead, I blog.
Due to a remarkable culmination of commitments (both business and family) I decided at the last minute to skip the event. As soon as I had decided to do that, my wife pointed out that "MyRunningDoc" would not have approved of anyone showing up for that race given the preponderance of stress and massive shortage of expendable energy available. So I find some small consolation in the knowledge that I made a difficult but healthy decision; one which I would have supported any patient in making. I am already registered for Ironman Louisville 2009, and if the stars align just right, I just might find a spot for Ironman Florida 2009 as well.
For all of you who did participate today...I hope it was all you dreamed of! See you next year.