As I said in my remarks after the Florida premiere of our Kilimanjaro documentary: Best. Vacation. Video. Ever.
This Ironman is different. Of course, they’re all different, but for this one, I’M different. In three days, I’ll be among a couple of thousand athletes launching on a 140 mile day for all kinds of reasons.
I am just in from a 5 1/2 hour bike ride that included 4100 feet of climbing and what felt like a 30 mph headwind on the last hour home. I have a 20 minute run also on my day’s training schedule, but I’ve lost the will to do that, along with my will to live.
I have every kind of specialist that exists… but when I need a Z-pack, I have no one to call.
Am I fine? Am I sick and don’t know it yet? Will Wednesday morning bring my long run or will it bring phone calls to schedule more surgeries, chemotherapy, or radiation?
When people ask how the climb was, many times all we can muster is, “It was awesome.” “Book of Mormon” was awesome; Survivor Summit should be described as much, much more than that.