Saturday, May 05, 2012
Last year, then this year:
Got my packet this morning. This year they have your NAME on the tag... well, your first name, anyway. We shall see how that flies with the spectators. Weather man has lowered the predicted high for tomorrow to 76 F, and upped the chance of rain to 60%. WELL! That sure beats the 90 degrees and sun that's out there right now for a 13.1 mile effort.
I actually listened to the motivational speaker this year... a young man who pulled himself out of depression by starting to run (slowly), when he originally weighed 365 pounds... finishing an Ironman, in the end, 120 pounds lighter. He would fit right in at Spark - the message sounds familiar. The most important thing, from his perspective: he is now HAPPY!
Onward! I'll give the after-race report tomorrow.