Today officially kicked off the first day of training for IronTeam. I say officially because I did tomorrow’s workout yesterday leaving Sunday open because there is another blizzard headed for Atlanta.
Between learning all there is to learn about geo-technical/environmental software last week and today’s 6 hour long IronTeam information meeting my brain is overloaded. Surprisingly no smoke is pouring out of me ears. Yet. MBA classes resume Monday. Assuming the city has come to a complete standstill over a few inches of powder on the ground.
6 Hours. A TON of information. A couple of really broad concepts I took away. 1) I need a heart rate monitor. 2) Nurtritionally I’m going to be able to CHOW DOWN. But damn, SIX FREAKIN’ HOURS. Hopefully I will have finished the run portion of IM AZ in less time that. (I better).
5 Mile run following the meeting. Great day for it. Down by the river.
I’m overwhelmed with all the information I’ve been trying to shove into my brain in the last week and for a moment I was a little anxious about Ironman. But I’m ready to do this.
On December 27th, my good good friends Brock and Eva Schulte posted the following on Facebook:
Eva and I would like to announce the birth and passing of our son, Lincoln Russell Schulte. Lincoln was born on December 27 (20 inches, 5 pounds) after spending 8 ½ beautiful months with us.
His vibrant and active spirit will always be alive in our hearts.
An angel in the book of life wrote down my baby’s birth then whispered as she closed the book “too beautiful for earth”
Just last week I had the opportunity to spend several days with them; share in the excitement and anticipation of their baby boy and actually lay my hand on Eva’s bulging belly and feel the warmth radiating from the tiny life inside. While I cannot even begin to imagine what they are going through right now, I am heartbroken for them.
My thoughts and prayers are with Brock, Eva and Lincoln…
So as of November 22, 2010 I am officially registered to race in Ironman Arizona next year. What a strange, long and winding road it’s been this year to get to this point. Between you and me, it’s not exactly the way I would have chosen to find this point in life, but being what it is, I’m happy how life is shaping up. Continue reading