Fantastic Day at Honu

Congratulations to all of the athletes who raced yesterday and Mahalo to the volunteers who produced this year’s Ironman Hawaii 70.3!

It’s always an honor to race here and one can never tell what Madame Pele holds in store for us out on her oceans, lava fields and long stretches of endless highway in the blazing heat.

For me, racing with my attitude of gratitude (balanced with my fire in the belly!) is my best approach.

Do I want to perform?  Of course!  Am I focused and in my zone?  Absolutely; but that doesn’t mean I don’t have the breath to say thank you to a child handing me a cup of water as I whiz past an aid station or shout out a ‘You go girl, to a 65 year old woman working her tail off to earn her Kona slot’.

The day after a race is always one in which to reflect and think about how the day went, what you learned and what you may do differently the next time.   Not to mention… relax with one’s feet up for a serious set of pool lie downs and Vogue reading…which is what I’m about to do just about now.