Sunday, 5 October 2014

Ironman Motivation Letters

The night before the hubs and I left for Mont Tremblant, one of my best friends came over with her hubs to send me good wishes and give me a little gift.  They were coming to the race to cheer me on as well, but they would be coming a couple of days later.

The gift had some fun things like Pepto Bismol (for after the race), some Advil and glow sticks (for during the race), some candy, water, nail polish (to attempt to make my ugly fingers look pretty) and there were notes attached to all of them.

But she also had six separate envelopes all labeled for the separate days leading up to and after the race that I was to open on each individual day.  There was a seventh envelope for me to open when/if I was feeling stressed or needed a pick-me-up, but I can't find the picture I took of that one -- boo!

So before I begin writing my race day re-caps and my experiences at Mont Tremblant, I wanted to start with this photo gallery:

Each of one of these had an impact on me and I kept those quotes with me all day and thought back to each of them on race day.  I couldn't wait to open them every morning! Obviously the last one made me laugh out loud.  Take that, Chuck!