Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Bring it on...Ironman CDA

It's been a long journey and most of it has been fun. Some days have been tough and others very easy. I have only planned for a few days in advance because my workouts became hard. I changed plan plan a few times, but stuck to it.

It's been almost a year since I decided to sign up. I made a big decision and it's been worth it. Nicole and I drive up to Coeur d'Alene on Wednesday morning. Bright and early so we can get there by Friday afternoon. It's about a 16 hour drive and should be a fun road trip.

I am going to Ironman a little banged up. I had a bike crash today at the entrance to the Cherry Creek State Park over the weekend. I lost control because of the gravel/sand. I got some scrapes and more battle wounds to add to my collection. My wrist hurts pretty bad and pray that I just sprained it and will be healed by race day. I have one week to heal. That's crappy. I will make due and hopefully this will teach me something important. (not to crash a week before your race)

Checkout Ironman.com on June 22nd and checkout my progress. The race starts at 7am Pacific Time. My bib # is 61. I will be racing and at full force. I have been training hard and will try my best. Here are my goals:
1) Finish
2) Finish before dark
3) Finish in 11-13 hours

Wish me luck and pray for some super fast healing.

24 comments:

Duane said...

I think Im going!

UntPawGal02 said...

Wow... one week! Good luck out there! I'm sure you'll rock CDA! I'll be cheering for you when I see you on the course!

Hope you have a speedy healing from your crash!

SWTrigal said...

Eric-so sorry to hear about your crash. Take it easy-you will heal quickly. Hey-I am on the way to CDA and the it is light up here until at least 9:30 to no chance you will not make it before dark!
See you there!:)

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ShirleyPerly said...

Keeping my fingers crossed for your wrist to heal up fast. Drive safe and have fun!!

KodaFit said...

Exciting stuff!! Good luck, speedy healing, and me and the clan will definitely be watching for you on Sunday (Online only unfortunately!)

Bob Almighty said...

Good luck man!

Iron Eric said...

Went to the doctor today (just to be on the safe side). The x-ray looks good and I don't have anything broken and no fractures. RICE all the way till race day!! He gave me a brace to protect my wrist. Thanks for all the encouragement

Brent Buckner said...

Best wishes for speedy healing, safe travels, and a great event day!

Dan Seifring said...

Kick some a$$ Eric. I will be tracking you.

Danny Montoya said...

Kick butt and have fun Eric!

I'll be rooting for you :)

Flatman said...

Have a great race and don't forget to have fun!

Jade Lady said...

The best of luck to you! Found u via ESBar! Will be thinking about u during my race - albeit, mine's just a few hours long!

Bjorn Boyer said...

Good luck! Hope your wrist will be good on race day.

Judi said...

Best wishes, race hard, and I'll send some healing thoughts your way too!

Bob Almighty said...

Haul some ass man an remember bones heal, chicks dig scars, and Ironman glory last forever!

TriScanner said...

11:38:56! Well done! Congrats!!

KodaFit said...

I was hoping to be the first to congratulate you - guess I need to be quicker on the refresh button!!

Congratulations!! That was an amazing time.

Bob Almighty said...

11:38.56 Dude that's a real good time for your first iron ( wait was this your first iron?) in any case that was fast. Congrats!

ShirleyPerly said...

CONGRATULATIONS ERIC!!! Awesome race, dude!

Brent Buckner said...

All goals hit - w00t!

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UntPawGal02 said...

Awesome Job Eric... or should I say Iron Eric :)

iron-boyer said...

Superb result...congratulations. How do you feel? Any new plans?