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"It's just a thing"...

I confided with a friend of mine the other day of my anxiety going into 2014 and the goal of taking on the challenge of completing my first Ironman, Ironman Boulder, August 3, 2014.  Her candid reply:  "its just a thing."

I know she didn't mean much deeper than those words and in truth, it is just a thing.  For me, the race itself will hopefully be about 12 hours of my life... 1 day in the grand scheme of things.  My goal for the race specifically is not to qualify for the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii - if I wanted to do that, I certainly would not have picked a location like Boulder where the best triathletes, pros, former pro's, want to be pro's, and top age groupers, flock to live and train.  My goal for the race day is to stay calm in the water, not panic as I enter with a couple thousand other athletes, ride strong on the bike, and take in the run and all the beauty that makes Boulder an athete's paradise... and of course, do the best I can do o…