Tuesday, August 11, 2009

It Is Officially Official

And I am going through a mess of emotions right now.

I did it. I hit the send button this morning. Now I am in shock. I really did hit the button.

I am registered for the Ironman 70.3 here in Florida at Disney. May 16, 2010. I still have the Disney Marathon 26.2 in Jan. I can not wait for. But I did it.

I have a duathlon this Sunday. It's in Miami and I know what to expect. Then I have to do 2 more Duathlons, to get my bonus points and the series award. Then in October the last race of the season will be my first triathlon. Then season will not be back till Feb.2010.
I have made a decision on my next long distance race. I am going to stay close to home and do the half here in Nov. I want the WDW full marathon to be my first marathon of many after to come.

Now this Ironman is a Qualifier for the Clearwater ,FL.Full Ironman, and once I complete the 70.3 at Disney without getting swept, I can get a lottery number and try for Kona.

I got me a new pair of running shoes. Yep. I got a pair of Newtons. They cost a bit more than my other ones but Man oh Man they are awesome. Light weight shoe and I did not pound the you know what out of my feet. And I shaved off 3 minutes on my last 4 miler. E was so excited I was able to go father ,longer and a bit faster. I was too. I don't heel strike, I am on my ball of my foot.

SO as the months melt away to the marathon weekend, I will post alot more on the race and the track and the times and all that fun stuff.

Value resort reservations will be set in Late Sept. for Marathon weekend,AND we plan on staying at Fort Wilderness for the Ironman. Holy Cats!!!!


Chris said...

HOLY CATS Indeed! You're really going to do it, I'm so psyched for you!!!!!! My eye's lit up when I saw the banner on this post...you know how I always say that you continue to amaze me....well...HELLOOOO, 70.fricken3!!!! Can't wait to tell people I know someone who is competing in one of these dealies...I've been talking about it since I started running. :-)

Congrats Rae! Very proud of your accomplishments and those yet to come.

Princess Fee said...

WOW!!! Congratulations!!! Am so excited for you!!!!!! You have came a long way - way to go!!!!

Megan said...

That's so cool! I don't know if I would have the guts to do an Ironman. I am doing the WDW full in January though. I am placing an order for my WISH shirts, but I'll be running with Team in Training for the full!

Justin said...

Very cool! Can't wait to hear what you think of swimming in Bay Lake.

DebWDW said...

Wow! I'm simply speechless!

Amanda said...

Awesome! You are doing so good. It's going to be fun watching you do all this!

MikeF. said...

Let me know how those Newtons hold up. I have done some research on them and am interested. I just don't want to drop close to $200 dollars on running shoes that won't hold up.

[rich] said...

How's them new shoes working out? WICKED on entering - you GO!