Tuesday, July 22, 2008

In between 2 Ironmans...

My second Ironman...

Today is officially the mid point between Ironman Japan (4.5 weeks ago) and IM Canada (4.5 weeks away). My goodness this was NOT my plan. But now I am more than THRILLED that it is happening this way...

Plan "A" was to just seal-the-deal in Japan. Get my Kona slot and hang out till Kona. Didn't happen... 3 minutes too late. I am officially fine with it (thanks coach for that). He has me SO EXCITED about IM Canada that I cannot even sleep at night... I bet I am feeling for IM Canada the way people feel when they get to come race IM Hawaii... feels unexplainable-ly(is that a word?) good.

Watching Hilary Biscay (who I totally love) race back-to-back Ironman's over the weekend made me realize that it is more than possible to handle the Iron sized load that comes with training & racing an Ironman... thanks Hil!

So one down, another to go, and I am feeling ready! With 4.5 weeks to go I could not be more excited! Ironman #3 of my life... see ya soon!

My First Ironman...
ps... Hooters went out of business, Kainoa needs a new finish line shirt... if you click the photo you can see he is a proud supporter of the chicken wings.



Blogger Karen said...

You always have such a positive attitude about EVERYTHING. I'm so glad you're excited for IM Canada. I know you'll do great.
Oh, and welcome home.

July 22, 2008 at 7:51 PM

Blogger Samantha said...

I miss you too Bree! How's Hawaii and being back home? The tuesday morning run was so quiet with such a small group this morning...ok, not TOTALLY quiet because Hillerie and I chatted like usual.

I'll tell everyone you said Hi tomorrow morning.

Had an almost PR at the TT tonight and Coach has me doing a Crit tomorrow too!


July 22, 2008 at 8:21 PM

Blogger D said...

Ack... 4.5 weeks?!? I'm in trouble. Fortunately I've got a new motto: "What would Bree do?" ;) hehe

IMC is freakin awesome and you're gonna have soooo much fun being back here in canuckland. YAY!

July 22, 2008 at 8:21 PM

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

Enjoy your preparation for IMC and we'll be rooting for you. You mentioned Hooters and maybe that was bad news for you. I don't know. But at least I hope whoever moves in that spot won't require their female staff to half undress themselves to serve their evil male customers.

July 22, 2008 at 10:22 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bree, as your Mom I'm so proud of your attitude! Your a winner and enjoy each moment of your training-Go after everything. This reminds me of you-"With Kindness, the difficult becomes assumes a charm and its miseries are softened." You are a Pro!!!!
Welcome home Boston Baked Beaner
Love Mom and Rodger

July 23, 2008 at 2:47 AM

Blogger jahowie said...

That last photo is very cute. I hope that your training goes well for Canada. :-)

July 23, 2008 at 2:48 AM

Blogger Flatman said...

It is so great to see you so pumped about Canada!!!

July 23, 2008 at 2:49 AM

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July 23, 2008 at 2:49 AM

Blogger LeAnn said...

hey superstar...tell me if the book is's on the way.

July 23, 2008 at 4:25 AM

Blogger Eileen Swanson said...

Love your IM japan pic ;-) So cute! I miss you sooooooo much! I am so happy I told you the news. Thanks for the email back sis ;-) You are so ready to ROCK IM Canada. Now, tell Coach to give me the green light! He's still thinkin' on it. I'll totally be up for whatever he wants, he is super excited too!! ya know what i mean?


July 23, 2008 at 5:26 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow did you wear that suit the whole time!? I figured you'd get sore after sitting on the bike so long. As I told you before I absolutely love that picture of you finishing with Kainoa!!! Such a fit strong and happy mom! Amazing to finish with your small baby in your arms! You will do great in 4.5 weeks!! Can't wait to follow your race. Courtney

July 23, 2008 at 5:37 AM

Blogger Wes said...

Hee, hee. I can send Kainoa a Beef'O'Brady's shirt. Wings is our thing :-) Did you see any of those when you were in Florida? They are out of Tampa!

I personally think it was extremely hard to go to Japan and win the only pro slot for Kona. There are so many things that could screw that plan up. I hope Canada has more pro slots, and I am confident, on the back side of one of them, is written, Bree Wee :-)

July 23, 2008 at 5:39 AM

Blogger rr said...

Should we get him a Club Femme Nu shirt for this year?

Yea for half way there! I'm excited for you, I can't wait to see what you go do in Canada! Let's see.. 9:47, 9:37, I think we're looking at 9:20s tops!

July 23, 2008 at 5:53 AM

Blogger Trigirlpink said...

ok. so when I read the Hooters comment, I was thinking you were talking about your own boobs.. I need some sleep! lol.

Instead of having to gear up for big traning, you got it banked! It'll be like skippin' stones... just hoppin' over the rocks, keeping the MOMENTUM.

July 23, 2008 at 6:00 AM

Blogger Paul said...

Man you know times are tough if hooters goes under. Not that their food is that great anyway... hahah

I've got faith in you. Can't wait to see your race.

July 23, 2008 at 6:30 AM

Blogger Sarah said...

That Hooters comment was hilarious!

Bree, you're going to go KICK SOME BOOTY with that great attitude! Enjoy the next few weeks!


July 23, 2008 at 7:00 AM

Blogger alison said...

I can't wait! It seems like you are improving so quickly...I'm not sure what the Canada course is like but I feel like you will totally rock it!! I did Ironman Hawaii in 2000 and swore I would never do another but now I'm not too sure...reading about your journey is starting to make me dream again...:-)

July 23, 2008 at 7:35 AM

Blogger Benson said...

ey hoser, I hope I see you there, eh. I'll be the lead swimmer for the armatures...for about 9 seconds, then I'm gonna catch some feet and hang on.
Rock it sistah!


July 23, 2008 at 8:32 AM

Blogger beth said...

you definitely need to pump some bon jovi on your next run....
"whoa....we're half way there...whoa- oh! livin' on a prayer!"

gotta love the 80s.

July 23, 2008 at 10:38 AM

Blogger Mer! said...

Can't wait to see you rock Canada! We're all rooting for you!

July 23, 2008 at 7:31 PM

Blogger Mel said...

Love the finish photo's...I think little K needs a playboy t for the next race:) Hey BR will be doing Canada as will have to give him some crap for me:) Cover your buns!!!!

July 24, 2008 at 2:21 AM

Blogger Cricket said...

I read this quote and thought of you:
Life is not a problem to be solved, it is an adventure to be lived.
Have fun training for this next adventure-
Love you, Cricket

July 24, 2008 at 3:42 AM

Blogger Cy said...

As always, super great attitide! I know the feeling of being SO excited to race that you can't even sleep. That's when you know your making the right choice.

You will rock Canada!!

GO BREE GO! Enjoy the prep :-)

July 24, 2008 at 3:43 AM


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