It's finally here.
6 months of preparation are done.
Now, as Bold would say, it's time to let preparation meet opportunity.
It's time to Get.It.On.
I get off work at 0400 tomorrow morning, then straight to the airport. A 12 hour stop in New York and then it's transatlantic overnight to arrive in Zurich Thursday am.
I'm packed, and so far I haven't remembered anything I've forgotten.
I even remembered the wheels!
There was a period a couple of months ago when I seriously considered dropping this race. I didn't think I would be adequately trained, I didn't think the finances would work out, I had an alternative trip that would have been a blast.
But I trudged along and stayed the course. Persistent.
And guess what? I am trained. Perfectly trained. Abso-effing-lutely perfectly trained. I won't be first at anything, but I will finish. And I will finish Proud. Strong. And courageous. Because this journey was never about being the best, it was about being. Experiencing. Living.
Know what else? I noticed yesterday on my checking account statement a couple of transactions that looked unusual. I called about it today; and, although it took 2 hours of getting passed from one person to another, I ended up with an unexpected extra $650 in my account! I honestly felt like someone was looking out for me, making sure everything would come off perfectly for this trip.
And the alternative trip? Well, I was able to reschedule the high altitude training even earlier PLUS sneak in a little racing at the same time.
So the training is done. The preparation is done. Everything has come together to create this opportunity. And now it's time to get it done.
Check out my progress on Ironmanlive.com starting at 0100 on Sunday 24th. I'm #1974.