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Going long for the first time!! Austria 2010
Going long for the first time!! Austria 2010
At almost 48 yrs of age I have decided that it is time that I tried my first Ironman event. My sister Kaz will once again be embarking on a challenge that would once have been a "pie in the sky" idea. Today we are still in a state of shock just from entering but determined to get through it - feel free to follow us through the next 39 weeks and 6 days as we prepare for the big day - there are bound to be some tears and laughter along the way - there always is with us!!

Is it real??

tracewillby tracewillSep 28th 2009
Today we took the plunge - after a whole 3 days of deliberating I took the bull by the horns and made that all important phone call to Nirvana Europe. Our deposits are paid and we are guaranteed an entry slot into Ironman Austria 2010.

When confirming the news with Kaz I am not sure who was hyperventilating the most - we have always been up for a challenge but this is the biggest yet by far. We have spent the last 9 years training together for various events which started as small as The Race for Life 5k and gradually increased in distances and disciplines - to date have completed 3 full marathons, 8 half marathons, way too many shorter distances to mention along with a number of triathlons - only one of which was an Olympic distance and only four of which have been open water.

I guess you can now begin to see that what we are about to embark on does in fact validate the fact that we are "barking mad!". You aint seen nothing yet!! :-D
poppytoftby member: poppytoft, Oct 25th 2009 10:24
How exciting! I look forward to seeing how you do! Good luck!
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