If you said they are all metals then you would be 100% correct but it goes further than that for me. For me they are all triathlons and races that if I am not financially committed to I am mentally committed to doing. So here is how these metals break down into my world: Ironman– As you know I am racing both Ironman Texas and Ironman Arizona this year. I am beyond excited for both events as they both present different challenges. In Texas the day will most likely be hot and humid and that alone is a challenge. In Arizona the water will most likely be very cold and then you have to deal with the fact that the bike and the run are both 3 loops. Riding and running the same course for what could be 10 hours is going to take a lot of mental strength.
MiTitanium – This is also an Iron distance event but due to a scenario under which WTC felt threatened the Michigan Iron became the Michigan Titanium or for me MiTi (prounounce Migh-T) It works for me and when Kevin was asking about it I said I would be more than happy to travel up to Grand Rapids and race it. So it is now on my list of races for 2013 and I will create a race schedule around that particular race.
Leadman 250– After I finished 70.3 California in 2011 I was either Tweeting or Facebooking or Emailing with BDD about the Leadman 250. At the time I did not know what it was but after seeing the site I was intrigued. I was so enthralled with the concept of this race that I have not let it out of my mind. My initial goal was to race it in 2013 but when MiTi came along I decided to do that and push this back a year to 2014. It was late in 2011 that they announced that the Leadman 250 would move to September and to Bend, OR. My excitement really took off and then hit an all time high when 3 days ago they announced that they will be staying in Las Vegas but racing it as a Leadman 125K in March (the perfect tune-up to MiTiMan is in August.)
It seems nuts to be thinking this far ahead but I read a post on Facebook yesterday that said….’If you have only one day to live what would you do?’ I thought about this for a moment or two and my response was to do everything I could. I would jump out of airplanes, drive motorcycles fast, drive cars fast, etc. I mean you only have one day, and then it hit me……everyday could be our last day so why put off things and not live life to the fullest. Why not take advantage of what you can and for me that is racing and pushing my body past constraints I randomly put on myself.
So I know what I want to do and now I need to have the patience of a Saint and not get too far ahead of myself, although the MissZippy Chesapeake Bay swim is intriguing.