Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Day 145 - The Big Volunteering Day and Other Big News!

July 1, 2013      236 lbs

First, I would like to announce the launch of my GoFundMe campaign.  I am humbly asking for any assistance you may want to contribute towards this crazy Ironman dream. The money will go to offset coaching fees, travel to and lodging in Arizona, race entry fee and if enough comes in, a triathlon bike. If you enjoy reading the blog and would like to help out, please click the link to the right. Not a penny will go to anything other than training or racing. Thank you everyone! Back to the blog.

Another work day for me and officially a rest day. BUT!!!

Today was the volunteer sign up for Ironman Arizona 2013. You see, for me to race in Arizona in 2014, I have to volunteer this year. I have had this reminder on my phone for months!

Actually, I had multiple alarms set up so I wouldn't oversleep. I was ready at 12:00 pm when the volunteer page went live. Unfortunately, the actual registration link didn't show up for some time afterwards. So I sat refreshing the page over and over, too nervous to leave.
Finally the link appeared and I signed up to work at the medal/t-shirt handout at the finish line.

After thinking about it for some time, I decided to also volunteer to be in a safety kayak for the swim. I wanted to do more however I was concerned I was taking slots from other racers.

It will make for a long, but I think a very fun and exciting day.

Tomorrow I am back to training. Looking at the schedule for the coming week, I'm ramping up my training volume again. I look forward to the challenge. Until tomorrow my friends!

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