I am sitting here in a complete flux. I have no idea what to do.
I'm racing Ironman Texas. In May.
The problem is, I live in Maine. This time of year, it's part snowy, part cold, part rainy, back to snow, with lots and lots of sand on the roads. Spring can be nice but it's also very unpredictable.
Texas, is hot. Period. At least it is to a Maine girl.
What on earth was I thinking??? Actually.. .I know what I was thinking and I'll get back to that later. I did this for a reason.
So there's this camp.... In Texas. It's two weeks after my 70.3 race in Oceanside. It's on the Ironman course and run by a coach who lives ON the IM course. She knows the ins and outs of the event.
At camp, we would ride 112 miles on the course ( and a run and a massage and a talk ) and the next day run 3 hrs on the course ( and a ride and a massage and a swim and talk on T1 and T2.)
Hmm..... it's a Long long way to go for a 2 day camp. Travelling that far with a bike, isn't easy nor is it free. Ugh... plane ticket shopping is not fun. at. all.
the short summary:
two + days ( I'd go on Thurs) of solid training in heat and sun ( just like the race)
two + days of Training on the race course I'm hoping to nail but have never laid eyes on and never talked to anyone who has done the event.
two + days of hard training without worrying about rain or snow or cold temps... you just never know here in April
packing my bike and traveling with my bike and then having to reBuild that bike Alone!!!
expense--what is the Deal with the airlines these days!!???
travel and the stress of that alone.. it's tiring.
I can't decide.
I've been staring at various flight choices over and over for two days now. Scrolling between kayak.com, priceline.com, travelocity, southwest.com. Messing with different dates, different airports, different times of day, round trip vs one way... and I'm going Crazy!!!
should I stay or should I go..............????
But all that aside----
Happy Happy Birthday to my little man Nick!!!!!!!!!!! You're a true gift to us!!!!!!!!!!