Sunday, May 02, 2010


So it has been a week since my big breakthrough and I seriously kicked some major bootay.
I was on the phone with Coach yesterday and we were just talking away and he said, "You know when you race Kona, blah, blah, blah." I don't remember the rest of the sentence because I was stuck on the "When you race Kona" comment. I interrupted him and said "When I race Kona?" and he said, "You heard me right."

Now for those of you that don't know,Ironman Hawaii, held in Kona, is the World Championships of Ironman. You have to qualify to go to Kona. It is a big deal when you get to race in Kona. My coach said, "When you race Kona." Not "If you ever race Kona." That is huge to me.

Yesterday evening I signed on Facebook and saw that my coach gave me a shout on on his wall for my weight loss and I thanked him. He wrote back on his wall, "Just wait to thank me at the finish line in Kona one day." I told him it was a deal.

I have a coach that believes in me, that has pushed me harder then I ever imagined I could ever push myself, and is willing to work with me so that I can race in Kona someday. You know what is even cooler than that is that I know I will race in Kona one day. If you would have said that to me a couple weeks ago, I would have said there was a slight chance, ask me a few months ago, I would have said maybe, a couple years ago, NO WAY!! Ask me today and I will tell you, "I will be racing in Kona."

That is a huge change in my mindset and that is how far I have come. Ironman Wisconsin 2012 is just the beginning of my journey and I am so excited to see where it goes from there and one thing I can tell you for sure is that Kona is part of that picture.

Thanks Coach, for believing in me and pushing me. With my hard work and your direction Kona WILL become a reality and I can't wait.

Next up in my journey, get an Olympic Distance Tri under my belt. Waaaahoooooo!!

OPERATION KICK BUTT week 2 has now begun. Let the butt kicking begin.


Melissa Brown said...

Awesome blog entry, as usual! I love reading these. I am so glad you have found such a fantastic coach!!! YAY!

Bob Mitera said...

Dreams come true. Karma comes home. You can do it.