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

4 comments:

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.