Friday, August 22, 2008

Athlete Number 813

Race numbers were posted today. You can track my progress here on race day.

My facebook friends know that I had a little breakdown last night reading a race report about the bike course. The countdown is in the single digits. This time next week, I will be in Louisville.

I am scared, but determined. Alas, there is nothing more to be done now. All I can do is keep moving, keep pedaling, keep my legs going...until I either cross the finish line or someone pulls me off the course. And that someone will have to be pretty strong, because I will not go quietly. It will be a long, difficult day, and I am ready to face it; I am ready to face myself.

"On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow."
~Friedrich Nietzsche


Wendy said...

And we'll be cheering you on! (Even if it's long distance and while athlete tracking!)

Danielle in Iowa said...

You can do this! Go Krissy!

JoeR said...

I think just getting started on the journey is sometimes tougher and more important than actually finishing it. I know you'll do well. *Cheer!* :)

Btw, where do we sign up for the Krissy Fan Club? :D

Charlie said...

See you in the river.
No fear, just focus on the moment.