Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Play By Play

In a few days I'm going to be horribly busy. First, there will be the drive to Louisville. A 10-hour trip in the best of conditions, we'll be doing it with two toddlers. They're troopers, so it should be a good trip, but we're planning on the trip taking longer than it might otherwise take.

Once we get to Louisville, there is check-in, gear bag packing, bike check, tri-blogger dinners, practice swims, and a general mess of other things to handle. FYI, the tri-blogger group looks to be pretty major. There should be upwards of 20-30 people between participants, sherpas, family, volunteers, and other cheerleaders somehow associated with the Tri Blog Community. Getting to meet everyone without breaking the coach's designated curfew will prove interesting.

On Sunday, there's this little race thing I'll be tackling. Since that promises to take most of the day, and blogging probably won't be high on my "to do" list when I'm through, I've made other arrangements.

Starting as early as tomorrow, a guest blogger will have access to the controls here at Iron Pol central. Now, I won't ruin the surprise by telling you who he is, let's just suffice it to say he has the experience to know what might be happening throughout the day. I imagine he'll post soon enough so you can find out just who will be filling this post. Between his blogging skill and Mrs. Pol's phone updates, you'll have all the scary details on race day.

And now, there is a young lady that needs to find her way to bed, and daddy has the honors.


Bigun said...

probably my last chance to wish you the best - few will tackle thier first IM with as much preparation as you, IP. I'd say, "good luck" but at this point, luck's got nothing to do with it. You are ready, and will have an awesome race!

Rural Girl said...

Ditto what Bigun said. I am truly excited for you and can't wait to follow your progress. I am having a family barbecue that day. But rest assured, the computer will be on and I'll be checking. Good luck.

Brent Buckner said...

All the best for your event on Sunday - embrace your day your way!

Robyn & Rachel said...

Thanks so much for sharing your journey! May you be fully present for every moment of the weekend ahead. We'll be thinking of you.

IronSnoopy said...

I can't find your e-mail address in my pre-race neurosis. If it makes you feel better, I also could not find my car in the parking lot -- walked right past it -- and left a bag of groceries at the checkout.

My e-mail is dawn_appleton@comcast.net

We have dinner plans Fri and Sat with our friends/families, but it would be great to meet up with you! I should have free time Fri and Sat afternoons.

Spokane Al said...

I also want to echo Bigun's thoughts. I will be looking forward to following your progress on Sunday via your blog and IM Live.

Molly said...

you are going to do great!

can't wait to know who the guest is!

Take Care

WADDLER26.2 said...

Good luck- can't wait to cheer at the finish.