Last Thursday night we packed up our subaru with ourselves, kids, dog and corresponding supplies and headed over a few mountain passes to the lakeside town of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The whole vacation was wonderful. We were surrounded by crazy, excited pre-race-of-your-life energy and beautiful weather. Also, even if I had been in a Detroit alley it would have been fun because I was with my best friend whom I have loved for 20 years. She and her fiancé came up from San Francisco because right before they get hitched he decided to spend 13 1/2 hours swimming 2.4 miles, biking 112 miles and running 2.2 miles. He is a total badass.
Wonderful! I have done this race and I can tell you that I had tears in my eyes the whole time. Tears of fear, tears of pride, tears of pain, tears of joy, tears of anxiety and tears of exhaustion. This course is amazing because of, not only the beauty, but all the amazing people cheering you on the entire way.
Inspiring isn’t it?
I did this race before the Babylady was born and I did the one in Wisconsin 8 months after she was born. And nothing since.
Thanks for writing this post and reminding why I actually love to lace up my shoes and GO!