June 15, 2011

Number 6: Mont-Tremblant

Today I signed up for my sixth Ironman, the inaugural Ironman Mont-Tremblant in Quebec, Canada. Fellow blogger Kevin did such a beautiful job explaining it in this post so I won't even try to compare.

You may be wondering, why sign up for another when I have two still to come this year? The answer is simple: because I can. I'm going through a really difficult time with my schedule right now. Work is very intense, the hours long, and I'm so run down I feel I'm either missing my training or sleepwalking through it. This morning was the latest manifestation. After a battle with midnight insomnia I finally fell asleep around 1am and when the alarm went off at 5 for a 12 mile run I finally accepted I couldn't do it. I was so tired it hurt and the thought of pushing my body through that exhaustion raised enough of a red flag for me to stop.

I've done three Ironmans now and if I've learned anything it's that I can weather the storms and will come out just fine in the end. I won't let missed workouts or life overload drag me down. I can't. I got into this crazy sport to prove to myself I can do anything if I'm willing to try and somewhere along the way I fell in love with the distance and the lifestyle. So when IMMT became a possibility, right in the midst of the busiest I've been in a long time, I embraced it. Life is too short to do otherwise.

I'm already looking forward to it and with the incredible group of people racing (see Kevin's post), it's sure to be a really fun experience.


  1. You guys are going to have an amazing time. I chickened out... just not enough hills around here to feel prepared going into it. Can't do that with an Ironman! But... I may just have to come to spectate and cheer... and drink!

  2. that sounds like an amazing race and looks like a GORGEOUS city!

  3. I signed for it too, finally made my mind to go for my first Ironman and decided that it should be the one right here in Quebec!

    See you there Kristin :)

  4. Thanks for the link love! Number 6... now that is just freaking awesome!

    It is going to be a blast!

    Did you book your lodging yet?

  5. Yay for you! See you there! My wife and I got registered too!!

  6. Wow! #6. I am gonna stick to one a year :)

    Gonna be a great time! Looking @ the last Friday in Sept to head up for a long weekend course/bar recon.

  7. Amazing! And I like your attitude of doing it because you can! Peopel forget how lucky we are that we CAN get out and run, etc! I try to remember that and to run for those who want to but can't! I just started following and a lazy reader so you will have to tell me the other two you are doing. I just signed up for my first tri, well not officially yet but I am going to. Swimming lessons in July (I hope -- $350 vet bill just now!) because right now all I can do is dog paddle!

  8. Hope to see you there. It's going to be a long road back to Ironman for me but love Tremblant area! Good luck in your other IM races. Try to fit some hill work in... IMMT is HILLY!!!
    Scott Goodfellow

  9. This is great. I hope to meet you there. As JohnP said, we are both registered for this event. I am going to read Kevins post now. :)



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