Saturday, August 21, 2010

Game On!

Race day is fast approaching!  GULP.  It is tomorrow.

If you want to follow me tomorrow (like you don't have anything better to do with your Sunday), go to Ironman.com.  There is an athlete tracker there, the race (as if you haven't heard it from me 1000 times already) is Timberman.  My bib# is 2597.  Amanda is my full name - but if you see Caratunk, ME as the town, you have me.

My wave starts at 8:20am.

If you happen to be there I look like this:
I am much shorter than I appear..
And when I get excited I look like this:
I jump very high for a short girl.
I am focused and ready, it is going to be a blast! 

I am going to leave you with a video I first saw this over on Big Daddy Diesel's blog - it gets me pumped up.  I have watched it about 25 times today.  He even wrote out the script on his blog entry here if you want to read it. 

37 comments:

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

So excited for you!!!! I'll be stalking all morning. Make sure to take it all in and have a great time!

I remember that post from Scott but didn't see the video thanks for sharing ... I am sitting here right before a 14mi run and that is just what I needed!

misszippy said...

Go Amanda Go! Can't wait to hear how your day was!!

Barb said...

I will be following you and cheering for you (through the internet) at Tman tomorrow. You are going to have a great race and SMASH your goals.

LOVED the video, it gave me goosebumps as I head out on my run.

Go in with CONFIDENCE and rock this race!!!!

The Green Girl said...

Good luck! If I was at home, I'd be stalking you just like Jeff but I'll be out all day so instead, I'll just send you as much positive energy as I can possibly muster!

Lake_Moxie_Mom said...

Good Luck tomorrow Mandy!!!!! I am freaking excited for you!!!! My first 10K is 4 weeks away!!! AAAHHH!!!! I won't be able to stalk you tomorrow on-line, as I wil be floating on the rivah :)

skierz said...

3-2-1 KICK ASS! Have a super awesome race tomorrow! I look forward to stalking you and seeing you have a great day! Sending you good karma and tons of great energy! Cheers!

P said...

Love the pics (especially the blurry one)! Have a great time tomorrow - go show that race who's boss!! I will be stalking, and can't wait to hear all about it!

Anne-Marie said...

Good luck!! I'll send some positive thoughts your way tomorrow morning!

Jon said...

Good luck! I'll see ya @ the start!

Jeffrey said...

Good luck tomorrow. Timberman is such a great course and event. I won't be there, but I will definitely be sending good tri vibes your way. Stay safe, race smart and HAVE FUN! Can't wait for a RR.

Rachel Wasserman said...

Good luck tomorrow. I will be thinking of you on my long ride and then stalking when I get back. Have an awesome time!!!

She said I need a goal said...

I'm SO excited for you! I will definitely be following along online. You're going to do great!! LOVE LOVE LOVE that video.

KC (my 140 point 6 mile journey) said...

Oh boy! I can't believe the race is already tomorrow. Sending you tons of positive race mojo...race strong, race smart and soak in every second of that awesome experience. Go Mandy Go!

Black Knight said...

I would like to follow you step by step but your 08.20 a.m. are my 02.20 a.m. However I will check the site as soon as possible. Go Amanda, destroy the enemy pack!

Angie Bishop said...

You will go great!! Have a blast out there :)

Matty O said...

GOOD LUCK! Man I never saw that video. It gave me goosebumps watching it and just pumped me up. Unfortunately I just finished a 14mile hill workout... SOOOO I am a hyper hypo for no reason now. Thanks.

Seriously though, keep your head straight, don't get nervous. The race is an awesome day. H and I had a blast even though we blew up. Race smart and stick to your nutrition plan :) Like I said as soon as you get in the water its like going to work girl, it becomes instinct. You will have a blast :)

Happy Feet 26.2 said...

Girl - Hope you have a GREAT day. Most of all enjoy the moment. Thanks for sharing the You Tube video. I'm gonna have to pass that one along.

Regina said...

Go get 'em girl!

Glenn Jones said...

Hope you're out there kicking butt right now! Cool video....

Johan Stemmet said...

Best of luck and enjoy! Remember the most important thing and that is to have fun. Go Amanda!!!! will follow online

64 CLASSIC said...

LOVE THE VIDEO!! Have already watched it twice! Best of luck tomorrow. Relax, have fun and let your training come to the forefront. Positive thoughts!!!

I can't wait for the race report!

Christi said...

Good Luck Amanda! Have a great race but most of all enjoy every minute of it because you worked your butt off to be there!

Lindsey said...

Good luck tomorrow!! I'll be thinking of you when I'm doing my long run tomorrow. Hopefully next year I'll be able to do what you are. You're going to kick ass!

Molly said...

You go Girl! You'll rock it!!!

Teresa said...

GOOD LUCK! Can't wait for the kick ass race report!

wendy_kresha@charter.net said...

Good luck! Love the video!

AM-GoalsfortheWeek said...

Go kick some ass chica!

i just watched that dang commercial again, and outside of the hunter/bullriding....i LOVE it!!

Patrick Mahoney said...

Hey there, enjoy the race and do well, I'll check out your progress in the morning...

JudyMac said...

Have a fantastic race, kick butt and enjoy the fabulous scenery! I'll be tracking you :)

Velma said...

I am going to be watching!!!

Jennifer said...

Have a great day!!!!! Race smart, have fun and go crazy!

Alex said...

Goodluck!

P said...

Wooo hooooooo! I've been watching your progress online and you've FINISHED!! Awesome job!! I can't wait to hear all about it, rock star!

DRog said...

Congratulations Mandy! I was tracking you today...your times seemed to be right at your target goals...
-Derek

AM-GoalsfortheWeek said...

Congrats! I was tracking you today!! ;-)

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

Oh...I missed wishing you luck! I went camping this weekend, and obviously didn't have internet access! I can't wait to hear about your race! :)

Sunny said...

Just joined the followers list, I like your style and am glad I could share the course with you. What a competition, eh? Good times!

Enjoying the recovery, are you too? Hope so! -Sunny