Friday, November 21, 2008

Pre Race jitters and fun..

We are tucked in the Ironhouse with 6 people, 3 of whom are sick with one ailment or another. The worst part is the one who has a cold is the MASSAGE person amongst us..bummer..I did let her do a foot massage on me last night. Figured the little germ critters couldn't sneak up my leg, right? I am not that worried really. We went to the race site this AM for a pre-race talk and the wind was blowing so hard, it was freezing outside-so we left. We did not want to spend $100 on a long sleeved shirt that has the IM logo on it-we already did that yesterday as we plunked down $300 on IMAZ bike wear and hat. Now we have to finish! H says..Yep, pretty much once you buy the gear, you have to finish or you can never wear the golden bike kits..no pressure there..

Got a call from the pregnant one today. She spent the nite in the hospital puking her brains out but no baby to show for it. Back at home, it seems she must have just had food poisoning or something..Poor thing..hopefully she can get some rest before the real deal happens, which I have a feeling may be Ironman raceday..Little Hadley Ironbaby..ahhh...

The weather is suppose to get better on Sunday so they say! But after today I think arm warmers in transition bags may be in order..

Last night we went out for a steak dinner. Kind of like the last supper since we figured we could digest beef and get all that iron in us before Sunday..Our little group is alot of fun..we laugh alot , which eases the tension of IM jitters. Of course I freaked out when I realized everyone has slime in their race tires but me. A high amount of flats I read somewhere describing IMAZ race course. Hartley already had one the other day. So now Mark will help me get Stans in my Zipp Race wheels sometime before race day.. A little thing like this can just send me off into a tizzy...pre-race jitters for sure..please no flat on raceday..

15 comments:

Fe-lady said...

Don't worry! Things will be perfect for race day! I am willing it! No, I am demanding it!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

get your tires slimed and then you can enjoy.

have a great race. i'll be watching from afar!

jedishoney said...

Praying for you!! Stay healthy, stay safe, race well!!! Love you!
Tania

LBTEPA said...

Good luck!!

WADDLER26.2 said...

i can feel the excitment!!

TriJenPB said...

Good luck tomorrow! Have a great race and hopefully that baby will make an appearance tomorrow :) Enjoy!!!!!

Esther said...

D&H, Good luck tomorow. Put yourself in a bubble to ward off the germs, and just have fun! I will be thinking of you and will try to check in on you on the website between my classes. I am taking my 5th level Acutonics training. Swim, bike and run BIG! Love you both,
Esther

Spokane Al said...

Worrying about everything is part of the fun! I am sure things will be fine and you will rock. I am looking forward to following you on IM Live tomorrow.

the Dread Pirate Rackham said...

honey, your day will be awesome. I'm looking forward to all the stories you will be telling me. Go Debi! Go H!

RBR said...

GO DEBI GO!! GO HARLEY GO!!

(And little baby, stop making your new mommmy sick, and just wait one more day so grandma and grandpa can finish their race and come see you enter the world!)

Woo Hoo!! Race safe and HAVE A FREAKING BLAST!!

Steve Stenzel said...

YAY!!! GOOD LUCK!!!!!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Good job to both of you on the swim! Go Go Go!!!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Glad to see you've both completed the bike and you've done the first run segment. Keep on keeping on!! Go Go Go!!

LBTEPA said...

run strong Debi! Not long to go now!!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Congrats to both of you for finishing! Yay!! Good job. :-)