Well the time has come - it is finally here. Ironman Florida registration opens today at 11am my time. I have been waiting for this day since my dirst Triathlon. I am going to sign up for the greatest race every.
Tonight or should I say this morning I am at work. Working the late shift - Graveyards - is a challenge just from the standpoint of trying to keep both eyes open at the same time. All the caffeine in the world doesnt work. I got in about 4 hours of sleep from lasts night's shift, and that does not seem to cover me this morning. I am really having problems keeping my eyes open. I will need to stay up for the first half of tomorrow in order to be ready to sign up for Ironman Florida. I don't know how awake I will be but I will be up.
Training this week has picked up some. I got more time in the gym than I had been getting. I am working a lot on core exercises and trying to builup more strength in my swim muscles. I am feeling a lot stronger in the swim and hope to bring down my time as much as a can. I need to start running more - I have a half-marathon scheduled for the first weekend in December. I am no where near ready to run that far yet. Most of the team is planning on that run so I will have to get my butt in gear soon.
This next week will be my first meeting with the courts on my divorce. Gladly my ex is starting to get her stuff together and has found a place to move to. I wish it would not have come down to this - no really I wish it could have worked out. This whole divorce thing is just no easy on anyone. I thought about it for a long time the other day. I just can not continue to live with her. I have changed over the past few years - hopefully - I think I changed for the better, but change happens. I really believe that we will be better friends after the divorce is over than we are today. At least that is my hope.
Well for now - Ciao. I will continue to blog as race registration gets closer.