Ironman Texas Race Morning

Ironman Texas starts in 2 hours 10 minutes and I am in the hotel room on my BlackBerry reviewing my race plan. I even wrote it on my hands so I don’t go acting like a Jackass and ruin the day.

I have so many people to thank for getting me to this point that if I forget somebody please don’t be mad it is 4:50a.

Karen – my wife has been the definition os support throughout this journey. Without her this doesn’t happen.

Coach Claudia – your training plan, your inspiration and motivation are second to none.

Sponsors – Herbalife, CorePower, Sonix Studio, Tri Sllide, Arctice Ease and Boundless Nutrition. Your products and support have made the training just that much easier.

Jeff, Kevin, Greg, Matt, Jon, Patrick, BDD, Bob – the emails, tweets, texts, FB posts have made light of the worst situations and I thank you for them.

KC, Jen R, Jen S, EMZ, Beth, Shannon, Marlene, Adena, Lesley, Skibba, Colleen, DK – just as above for the fellas I can say the same thing about the ladies. You all bring a different perspective to the party and it has been a tremendous help.

When the finish line shows up, whenever that is, I will know I have done all in my power to get there but not without all of you.

Thank You.

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  1. IronBob says:

    It is 6:36am. I know exactly where you are. I know exactly what you are feeling. The butterflies are flying. You are thinking to yourself how all these people can actually all get in the water at the same time. You spot a pro or two and notice they don’t exactly look at ease themselves. You just want this thing to start. When the gun sounds… the reality takes hold and you will finish your journey in becoming an Ironman.
    Since you will read this post race….. I hope the finale of your journey was everything you had hoped for…
    Bob
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  2. Go get ‘em!!!!!!
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  3. Jen says:

    I am bursting with pride and excitement for you and feel like a mom telling anyone who’ll listen that, “my friend is running a full Ironman today!”… you inspire me and I ran the speediest 3 miles I have in a long time thinking of you the whole way this morning… Thought if you could do Ironman I could certainly run on all engines my 3 lousy miles.

    This is simply thrilling.
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  4. Colleen says:

    I know you are through the swim now and the butterflies have calmed down. Now it’s just you and the road. I hope that you are smiling and repeating to yourself “I’m doing a freaking Ironman”… because I know that’s a pretty amazing feeling! Keep moving forward Jason!!!

  5. Nolan says:

    Make it your race. Best of luck!
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  6. Nolan says:

    Make the race yours. Best of luck!
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  7. adena says:

    You know how I feel schmoodge.. YOU ROCK!!
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  8. Karen says:

    Have a great day – enjoy every second of it!
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  9. BDD says:

    It was so awesome to meet you and it was such a honor to watch you cross that finish line, congrats my friend,

  10. lindsay says:

    i hope your race plan didn’t wash off your hands :) i’m a bad friend for not wishing you pre-race congrats!
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  11. Marlene says:

    Okay, finally stealing a moment (okay, several…) here to read all about your day. I’m on pins & needles excited about it.

    And thanks for the mention. I LOVE being a part of your journey. I have learned so much from you already and afterall, you are my tr-idol. :)

    RACE MORNING! Squeeee!
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