It takes a Village

It takes a Village

My favourite thing to say about ironman is that it takes a village because it so does. There is not a single athlete that gets on the startline without the help, love and support of a huge group of people.  

In three days I'll toe the start line of my 4th ironman - possibly the most individual of individual sports but with the support of a village that got me there. Here's who's in it:

  • My family - duh. Love you guys
  • Lee - takes a special kind of human to love an ironperson - it helps that he's as crazy as me, if not more so, yup probably more crazy
  • My coach Christine Fletcher - I dream big and she breaks it down into workouts, numbers and bench marks to make happen
  • Sweaty Sweaty friends - the ones that I get to bike, swim, run, gym, yoga etc with. Kindred spirits who are just as familiar as changing in the back of cars and using public showers as I am
  • Not so sweaty friends - the ones that think I'm a little crazy, or inspiring or a mix of both but support me, listen to me and don't even flinch when I talk about chaffing
  • My professionals - massage therapist, osteopath, physio, chiropractor, swim coach, run coach, strength coach, bike coach
  • My work - I count the people I work with as friends...sweaty and not sweaty AND I just love that I can make my own work schedule, go for a run at lunch, arrive at my desk with soaking wet here and flip flops
  • My gurus - the special humans who deal in crystals, dream interpretation, spirit animals, angel cards, brutally honest feedback and advice

Day 10