Monday, January 17, 2011

201Ironman



No turning back now folks.... the cat's officially out of the bag. Maybe you already knew this, but I think I've been denying it to myself or just ignoring it until I get through the Austin Marathon. I'm doing the full at Cedar Point. (shhh, I still don't like to talk about it too much because it makes me sick to my stomach. I'm scared out of my mind, but really excited at the same time.)

Being that this is my FIRST full (crap stop staying that it's making me sick) I am looking for all the support I can get. I, of course, have my wonderful Trakkers team mates many of which have done not only the full, but the Cedar Point full, and I just joined a great group of bloggers that are all doing a full in 2011. You can check all of us out at 201Ironman. I just added my profile so if you get over there quick the link will take you straight to my details! :) There are seasoned Ironman athletes and newbies there that are all posting to the site. You can also link to all of our blogs if you need some instant inspiration!

This is one of the things I just love about triathlon... we're like family. We're all in this together helping each other out along the way whether it be motivation on a day you just don't 'feel it' or tips on training/racing/nutrition. Blogging has just made this family ridiculously huge! If you think you can't do a triathlon just look out there at all these blogs. If you still think you can't... email one of us. Open the door. We all want to help you all succeed in your tri dreams. I'm amazed every day at the support and communication I get from complete and total strangers as a result of both my blog and reaching out to other bloggers!

You all have numerous ways to check up on me now.... so do so and make sure I'm staying on target with my #1 goal to HAVE FUN! If it sounds like I'm not having fun.... remind me!

26 comments:

  1. YAYAYAYAY. SO excited. It's my first full too :-) I'm nervous and excited too. But there are so many people I know that have done one and I just say, if they can do it so can I!!!!!! It is about fun. Just keep smiling and it will make it all better

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  2. I signed up for the full too! I still haven't 100% committed myself since my husband is definitely doing the full and dual IM training is tough, but I am leaning that way!

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  3. Way to make it official! And welcome to 201Ironman!

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  4. I love this, so many bloggers doing their first Ironmans this year. Can't wait to follow along.

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  5. Oh WOW!! That is so awesome!
    Here's to a fantastic season!!!!

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  6. Yeah!! Psyched for you.

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  7. Awesome, you go girl! I posted on the other site but don't think it took. Definitely do it now because you are right, as the kids get older they will have their stuff (sports, activities, clubs) that they need to do on the weekends! You can do it, I am sure, you have the determination and drive and the support at home to get it done! :-)
    Glutenfreetri, I just met a woman who trained for an IM with her husband. They just tag teamed their workouts and got it done! (BTW they have 3 kids!) So I know you can do it if you just organize it right!

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  8. Congrats on signing up! I remember after I registered for Louisville, I would feel borderline nauseated when I thought about it. You have tons of time to train and get psyched up for it, so just enjoy the ride! :) You'll do great!

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  9. I am so excited for you!!!

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  10. Very very very cool! I am so excited for you!! Your team is behind you!!! I completely understand what you are saying about being scared, I was the same way (still am!) but it just helped me to be more committed to training. You rock! it's going to be awesome!!!

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  11. You picked a perfect race, REV3 CP!! The run is uber spectator friendly and can help in the later stages. And as you noted, you'll have a ton of your Trakkers teammies cheering you on!!!

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  12. Way to go! The journey is the tough part, the race is the icing on the cake! You will have the time of your life getting ready to go to party day! Congrats!

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  13. awesome !!!!!!!! i just finished watching kona and was saying "i will do a full" one day...one day....

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  14. You are going to kick ass Laura! :)

    And I might have signed up too. But don't tell anyone. It's a secret still. :) No really. I haven't broken it to my mom and dad yet. HA!

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  15. Ahhh ! Congrats for biting the bullet. You'll be great; you SHOULD be nervous... it would be a bad sign if you weren't. :-)

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  16. Good call! You'll love it.

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  17. It is a great first 140.6. Good for you!

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  18. Yay!!! So excited for you (and just a tiny bit jealous that I won't be doing my first full this year!) I'll be there cheering, though!!

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  19. You guys are truly AWESOME!!! Thank you so much for your words of encouragement and enthusiasm. I'm psyched to be going 'all the way' (ha) and am glad to have such support! I'm one lucky lucky girl!

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  20. Go Laura! The hardest part is signing up! Enjoy the journey and the reward: the finish line!!

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  21. Hi, I saw your post on 201I. Congrats!! My wife and I are also doing Cedar Point, so hopefully we'll get a chance to meet while there.

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  22. Ben, it's going to be one huge partay for sure!!!

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  23. You're going to do AWESOME! I nearly threw up after signing up for IMFL back in 2007 and I spent all year being nervous, but you know, the best part was--on race morning, I was a bit nervous, but I KNEW I'd put in the work and I didn't even have a cool team Trakkers to help me :), so now armed with your motivation and team, you're gonna rock!!

    I gotta get down to CT and meet ya!

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  24. Thanks Mer... and yes you do!!! :)

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  25. Very exciting! Goooooo Laura!

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  26. I knew I was missing someone, sorry, you are on the VIP list now, its going to be sooooo fun.

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