Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Feelin' Good...

Well, it's almost 'GO' time. Only a few more sleeps and it will be time for Ironman Canada 2009.

Although I had some apprehension earlier in the month about whether or not I'd done enough etc etc, I feel really good now in all areas - mentally, physically and emotionally.

Sure there are some nigglies hanging out. The hip is acting up again and my ITB are tight - holy hannah I sound like I'm 80! - neither of those things are worrying me.

I am so at peace with race day. I know that whatever is going to happen, will happen, and I will handle it with calmness and a smile on my face. The day will be what it is. An adventure.

Thank you to everyone for their ongoing support throughout this journey. If it weren't for my friends and family I would never get to the start line!

I have my race number now, it's #2415. So those at home can keep track of me if they wish. You just have to go to http://www.ironman.com/ and type that in under 'Track an Athlete'.

For those who will be in Penticton below is the top I will be wearing - hopefully it's bright enough for the parental unit to spot! Don't worry guys, I promise not to put on a jacket even if it's freezing out so that you end up missing me when I go by even though I'm yellin' at you! Considering the forecast is saying 28C I don't think I'll need a jacket.

Oh, you may notice a certain little Tigger sticking out of the back of my top. Well, he's going to be along for the ride this year. His bigger brother will also be with me for the last portion of the run and we'll cross the finish line together.

This is to honour my dear friend 'Tigger' who passed away this year after one heck of a battle with cancer. Her and I crossed the finish line of Ironman Canada hand in hand in 2007. It was our first Ironman and I could not have made it without her.

Recently I read her race report from 2007. She said that after the race she swore she'd never do another, but by Tuesday she figured that 2009 would be a good year to give it a go again. So this race is for you Tigger. You will be racing it again with me, in spirit and in my heart. I promise you, we'll have a blast!

Next stop...Penticton!

Peace out my gloriferous friends.


  1. That is perfect Susi! She will be tickled!!

  2. I love your copilot! Strap him down to your bike if you have a little room! It's going to be a great day.

  3. A beautiful and fun way to commemorate your friend, Susi.:) :) :)

  4. Awesome top, Susi!!
    And what a great way to remember your buddy...sending you much love on Sunday.

  5. I will be thinking about you on Sunday & wishing you an awesome day. How wonderful to have your friend along with you - and have no doubt, she WILL be with you. I will anxiously wait for your race report!! GO 2415!!

  6. Awesome Susi, I'll be looking for you out on the course, and of course at Salty's tomorrow. You are comin out aren't you?