Kelly the Culinarian: 2014 Ironman Wisconsin Packet Pick up and Expo

Friday, September 5, 2014

2014 Ironman Wisconsin Packet Pick up and Expo

Ahhhhh, I can finally breathe. I feel deceptively relaxed. I know I should be freaking out. I should be positively emotional. I'm not. I'm pretty psyched. Let me tell you why.
I slept magnificently until 7:30, then started today with freshly brewed French press coffee enjoyed at Lake Mendota.
I then navigated to Monona Terrace to begin the Ironman check in process.

My heart stopped when I turned the corner and ran into this
It included signing away our lives, getting weighed, picking up all our tickets and things and then getting our highly coveted backpacks. I'll be carrying this thing around for the next decade, BTW.

Alyssa and I did a practice swim, which felt amazing. The weather is ideal, the water was calm, I felt strong ... even if my wetsuit feels like it might strangle me.

We then did a little shopping. You'd better bet your ass I bought the pint glass right away. Will tri for beer.

We did the athlete briefing meeting, laid out all our gear and are currently hydrating, relaxing and blogging.

Basically, I'm psyched because I'm about to become an Ironman.


erin said...

Best of luck on Sunday! I'll be cheering for you out on the course!

Losing Lindy said...

You have this!!

Kayla said...

So exciting! Good luck!You've got this!

Zenaida Arroyo said...

I got chills just reading this!