Well, we're finally back from Panama City Beach and settled back into the real world. The Ironman went awesome and Tom had a great race, finishing in 12:26:22 - a full hour and some before his goal time. He loved it and the stories that went along with it were priceless. Jay finished as well, 1st in the 70-74 age group (so what if there weren't any other people, we told them his competition was probably in a nursing home!). We had a great time. So much so that I've secured my spot for 2008. Tom and I can't wait to train together this year and then race together November 1, 2008. It's going to be a lot of work, but I'm so excited!
My weight loss goal of hitting 135 means more now than ever. I know how much that will help my racing. With this being our "off season" I'm really going to crack down on things. I think it's a good time to evaluate my habits, stop eating with the excuse "well I'm working out so it doesn't matter" and get to that goal weight. Plus I want to do the run of the Ironman in a skirt (just because they are cute) and I need to put some space between my thighs for that to look good! :) Honesty hurts, I know!
I'm so proud of you Tom and can't wait to join the Ironman badass club next year!