Saturday, July 25, 2009

Dear Me

It's time to look within Ange. Time to shut out the rest of the world and stop worrying about what if. You have worked hard for this. FOr a long long long long time. You started training when you were 8. No...not for an Ironman. Not even close. But you entered the world of competitive sports and became the person you are today. Everyone has a talent. A gift. Some have many talents. This is yours. My Mom and Dad bestowed good genes upon me to use my body. I may be a clutz, but when it's time to move athletically, I can do it. Be confident. Remember when you were at summer swim team practice in college? Remember talking to that guy about running a marathon. Do you remember when you said, " there is NO WAY I could do that. I can't imagine." Well, since then, you've done 6. I'm not going to list it all...you know.
This is another massive undertaking. it's going to be hard. But Ange---you are strong. you are fit. YOu have done the training. You care. You are determined. You will NOT give up. You never give up.
I don't know what the day will bring. I don't know how the legs will feel. I don't know the other competitors. I do know what I can do. Tomorrow is my turn. My turn to go out and do what I know how to do.
Believe in it. Go for it. Enjoy it.

9 comments:

Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

I'll be cheering for you all day! Go out there and have YOUR RACE - :) You will do great! Have fun and know that you are doing exactly what you need to do at exactly the right time. And HAVE FUN!!!!!

Marni said...

I love this! You will look back on your letter so many times after you are an IM!! Have fun out there and remind yourself of all of the obstacles you have overcome to get to this point. Race day is the easy part. You get to go out there and find strength that you never had before. So happy I was able to be apart of your IM journey!!!

Mama Simmons said...

Great post! Of course you're ready. And you've got a perfect attitude! I'll be cheering from Hawaii tomorrow!! :)

Velma said...

GOOD LUCK!!!

Rural Girl said...

I just saw your swim time. You are so the bomb! Have a spectacular day!

Marni said...

you are amazing!!
-marn

Velma said...

2nd in your Age group - way to go!

Swimming for ME said...

YOU DID IT. ANGE -- YOU ARE AN IRONMAN!!

YEAH FOR YOU.

Can't wait to hear all the details.

You looked relieved and happy at the finish line.

Kim said...

HOT DAMN MAMA!!! you did A-MAZING!! congrats on a fantastic IM - 2nd place AND q-fied for Kona. absolutely inspiring ange.