Wednesday, September 16, 2009


24 days until Ironman

Today I feel old. But I guess I am old - at least according to my kids.

My body is more tired than I ever thought it could be. I feel like I've swam, biked and ran my way from here to New York. Actually, after checking my training blog, I have swam, biked and ran nearly 5,000 miles while training for Ironman - about the same distance from Honolulu to New York City.

I guess that means I'm feeling just the way I should be feeling. Cool!

Today is just a swim day for me as well as a bike repair day. My bike ride on Monday didn't go so well. I had three flat tires and ended up stuck on Queen K and had to call for a ride back to town. So today I'm swapping tires (the old one has a slice in it), retaping the bars, cleaning the grime off and getting everything ready for my 112 mile ride tomorrow. I'm also making sure I carry along plenty of tubes, a great big air pump and maybe a spare tire or two.

I don't know. I think this will work.
See ya out there.


Marilyn and Robert said...

you are so funny and I am so proud of you I would be dead after probably 5 miles on a bike sad huh??? I brag about ya all the time funny how we change when we get older isnt it. Course I was pretty proud of you when you were in cross country too I just neglected to tell you what a dummy. I would almost do anything to see you in the ironman, Come on lottery!!!!!! Why i moved clear cross the United States I will never know oh wait I know it was to be happy happy happy. Love my life here but I really miss you guys. Forrest will be 29 on Monday wow I must of been young when I had him lol... Anyway take care love you

Bruce Stewart (施樸樂) (ブルース・スチュワート) said...

I bought a car foot pump with a pressure gauge for about $6 at Wal-Mart and used to carry that around with me on the Queen K in a small backpack. At least it did the job when needed.

debbie said...

Another smash hit story Randy. Great to keep up with you. Just like Mar I am very proud of you.


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