Thursday, September 07, 2006

"Da Kid" ....Final Countdown

Almost 3 years after first talking about it. Almost 1 year after signing up for it. "Da Kid" is on her final few days before taking on the "Ironman" challenge. On Sunday she will;

swim 2.4 miles,
cycle 112 miles and
run 26.2 miles.

Forecast is for cool with a 50% chance of showers. Is she ready for it? She does not think so, but I believe she is. She is tough and smart. Combine those with her training and she should do fine.

If you have not figured it out by now, we are incredibly proud of her for taking on this challenge.

The OH and I have volunteered to work several of the aid stations so she will have a cheering section as she goes. Additionally, a couple of her uncles are making a surprise visit from out of state to help cheer her on.

I expect her time to be somewhere between 12:20:00 and 14:00:00 with a median time of 13:00:00. It will be a long day for her. Her day will start at 5:00 AM with sign in and body numbers and end somewhere around 8:00 PM with her crossing the line.

She is a great person and worthy of your cheers. *S*

I will be back late Monday with the results.

14 comments:

BarbaraFromCalifornia said...

Quite an accomplishment.

Congratulations to DA Kid and her mom are definitely in order.

Wishing her all the best this weekend.

Senor Caiman said...

Wow!

Good luck and stay safe.

Fantastagirl said...

Best of Luck! WOW!

Chris Allen Gaubatz said...

Anyone that has the guts to compete in the Ironman has my respect and admiration! Best wishes!

Leesa said...

Mal,

Can you tell me who is running "beta"? I just posted and notice you left a message on my blog about the beta problem. I just am curious as to what it would look like, etc.

James said...

I am in awe.

Freewheel said...

I agree with James. That's impressive. Best of luck to Da Kid!

Balloon Pirate said...

Good luck to her.

Yeharr

M(urf)! said...

I'm sore just reading this. I look forward to hearing how well she did.

BarbaraFromCalifornia said...

Today is the big day: Just wanted to say good luck!

Jessica said...

This event is worthy of "Da Kid" t-shirts. Seriously, I'd wear one. :) Good luck to her. No doubt your support means the world to her.

Liz said...

WOW! Good luck!!!

Fred said...

As many others have said here, "WOW"!

Chrissie said...

*most impressed*