Sunday, July 17, 2011

Staying Alive!

I'm just leaving a quick message in Blogland to let all of you know I'm still alive and kickin! I promise to explain my absence very soon, but not yet. Rest assured that the reason is good and that I'm going into Lake Placid DEFINITELY NOT over-trained :)

Life is good, and I am thankful. I've had an amazing last two weeks and I'm looking forward to the next two as well. Then I'll clue all of you in to my fun news that has been keeping me busier than a one legged man in a butt kicking contest.

In other news, I'm taking a leave of absence from my regular position at work, and frankly, loving it. Yep, loving it. If you can believe it, it actually has been nice to view things from a different angle.

Kyle and I will still be traveling to Lake Placid this week and even thought things training-wise didn't go as planned, I'm convinced there is so man things that can happen and I'm not about to say I know the plan. Whatever does happen, I'm really thankful I'm healthy and I've always wanted to do see the sights in LP from my bike among friends and I'm going to do just that. Stranger things have happened than people going in a little underdone and still having a good day so I'm just hoping for that. I can't wait to hang with Jocelyn and Jeremy, my Ballou Skies Teammates, and remember what's it's like to race 140.6 miles! Plus I hear it is just breathtaking there so I can't wait.

I hope all my regular friends are still writing (and I can't wait to catch up and read what's going on) and I hope to see all of you on the other side. Thank you for all your support, kind words, love, prayers and ability to see things that I even can't at times. You make my life more enriched and give me the strength to step out and do things I never could on my own. When push comes to shove, it's those people in my life who always believe, always love and never, ever give up on me that I know God has placed in my life for a reason.

Thank you Kyle for stocking my fridge with good food when I was too busy to even go to the grocery store, My Aunt Dena for helping me see that if people have time to bitch they really don't have enough going on in their own lives to worry about and that life is a real gift, every single day.

If I don't get to post before the race (which most likely I won't), I'll take all the thoughts and prayers you want to extend and no matter what happens... I'm a lucky girl just to get to race!!

Talk to you all soon.. and miss you!!!!

12 comments:

Michelle Simmons said...

Have a great race next weekend, Kim! Better to be 10% undertrained than 1% overtrained, right? You know how to race an Ironman- you've proven that already. :) Sounds like you've got some fun other stuff going on too. Can't wait to hear more about it.

Dr. TriRunner said...

Excited to see what's up when you get back!! Have a great time!

Kiet said...

Life is good. And so are you.

Teresa said...

Ha! I have been MIA too! Good luck have fun and live it up!!!

tn

Christi said...

Good luck! I hope you have a great race.

FYI, for some reason you were in my dream last night. You were teaching me what I could and could not eat at McDonalds which is funny because I don't eat at McDonalds. I think this means I need to get back on my diet.

Jamie said...

Have a blast out there Kim! I'll be looking for your big smile on the live video coverage all day.

Steve said...

WOAH!! Sounds sentimental. Good Luck this weekend. Sounds like an awful distance to race. :)

Marni Sumbal, MS, RD said...

I totally understand about being too busy to write. I forgive you!! :) Enjoy this experience and the day. Never take it for granted, what your body allows you to do on a daily basis. I am sure you are going to enjoy every mile. Keep smiling!!

Heidi Austin, PT, DPT said...

praying for you girly! you are going to do awesome! i miss you tons and hope to catch up soon! kick some butt! xoxoo

GoBigGreen said...

Hey girlie! Been thinking about you and sending lots of good wishes to LP! Have fun!

marian said...

congratulations! great job in lp!

Kim said...

can we talk about how awesome IMLP went for you?!!!!!