As I sit here on my bed in beautiful Kona, Hawaii I am mixed with emtions. Of course I am! I'm racing in the Ironman World championships on Saturday! (gulp, or am I?) yes, I am.
Backing up.... our trip went well. The five of us travelled for 21 hours yesterday. We left home at 6:30a.m. and shut our lights off at 3:00 a.m. Maine time. It was only 10 p.m. Hawaii time, thankfully. Our condo is gorgeous. The sun is shining. The south swells are moving in ( per a local friend who knows these things) so the surf is huge and sadly, the water's not quite as clear as it can and will be again during this trip. Nonetheless, my boys are ecstatic with the lizards that crawl around like Maine squirrels, the birds that are flying all over our lanai, and especially the oodles of giant Honu ( sea turtles!) they swam with all morning at the beach across the road from us. Nick told me he even saw a fish just like the black and white striped one in the fish tank on Finding Nemo. Cool.
I'm doing my best too. But, life has thrown me a curveball. Likely the most expensive flu/cold/ who knows what bug of my life. Last Thurs I found a little cough. Friday it got worse. Saturday, the same. Saturday night, off to bed early because I felt off. Sunday......down and out. On the couch start to finish with 101+ fever. Monday... I travelled. I was good to go for the first half of the day. And then, it came back. Damn. I got hotter and hotter. The walls of the plane closed in on me. I nearly had a panic attack at one point I was so sickly hot in my own skin and trapped on a plane with NO room.
I woke up the morning, and it was nice and low. The cough is embarassing. It's nasty and mean. I try to hide it when it rears it's head. yes, I am here to race an Ironmnan. yes, I know I can't race if I'm sick. it'll be gone it'll be gone it'll be gone.......
I felt good for most of today. I started the day with a beautiful swim!! Michelle Simmons and I swam together and I felt super.
Some time after my bike/ run workout I started to feel a bit off again. Sure enough, I was warm. Damndamndamn....
So, here I lay. I've had too many vitamins to count. I've tried all I can try. Now, I just wait and pray.
I am ready to race. I'm excited to race. I just hope I Can race. I'm getting a little nervous about it. But, I'll stay optimistic.
I saw Macca and Michelie Jones. I saw the Lovatos and Farris Al Sutan. It's very cool here and I'm really excited to be back.
Send me healthy vibes please!!!