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IMLOU 2016 Race Report: I am an IRONMAN!

It’s Ironman Day!

I set 3 alarms for race morning, just in case. I woke up 10 minutes before any of them went off, at 4:20 a.m. I wasted no time. I had my water, cup of coffee, english muffin with PB&J, and milk. Same thing as every day as I’ve done in training and other races. Nothing new.

I braided my hair, got my kit on to wear under the wetsuit, double checked my special needs bags, and got the family up and out of bed. We left for transition around 5:20, and before I knew it, I was in line to get in. I got the special needs bags dropped off,  all my fluids set up on my bike, aired up my tires, got body marked, and met up with our group.

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Tiffani at Ironman Louisville 2016 Finishline day before race

Ironman Week and Check-in: The last moments before showtime!

Race-Week Taper Crazy and Preparation

I’ve been mentally processing this event for the past few days, and it is all still sinking in.  What an experience.  I decided that training for an Ironman is like planning for a wedding. You spend so many months planning every last detail. Then–BOOM! It’s over.

Last week, I went through what I call “taper crazy.” My training was mostly done, and I had a lot more time on my hands to obsess about every last detail possible. I was emotional, irritable, and just plain anxious.

Meet my friend, Taper Crazy, the mascot of taper week:

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Re-start: Bound for Ironman Louisville 2016

This is my re-start of my blog. I mean it this time! I really have to admit that juggling parenthood, being a wife, working, and training, that I have lost focus on my blog. One of my new year’s non-resolutions is to jumpstart my passion for writing.  This year is about a whole lot of things for me: more focus on my family, my health, and my passions. My biggest goal for 2016 is to finish Ironman Louisville. Yes, IRONMAN. 140.6 miles of insanity.
I’ll start by highlighting my past year and a half in a nutshell.  Actually, I’ll keep it super simple and narrow everything down to 2015. I worked a lot (and lost hair because of the stress), and I was a mom and wife. We took a 2-week roadtrip to Florida, which was too amazing to put into words. If I could just vacation 365 days a year, I would not lose my hair. Shortly after our dream vacation, my hubby took on a new position with a new company (which he LOVES, and for that I am very grateful). He travels a lot more, which is a challenge for me, but I’m just happy that he’s excited and growing more in his career as a result. I did a few triathlons and a couple half marathons, and enjoyed every minute of that–even though the triathlons were during the HOTTEST days of the year.