this coming weekend my boyfriend and i will be traveling to arizona so he can take part in ironman arizona. it’s very exciting, but it can also make me extremely nervous.
my boyfriend did this race last year and has done a number of half ironman races and other triathlons. but full ironman races definitely give me the most stress, because they are the most grueling and take the most time. they start right when the sun comes up and they don’t finish (at least for us) until after the sun has gone down. the only way of keeping track of my athlete is through the ironman website, which is spotty at best. no phones, no gps, no live streaming, no go pro cameras mounted to helmets. it’s hard not to worry while he’s out there.
we’re going to be there with some friends so i won’t be all alone during the race. we’ll probably go for some coffee (maybe a chai for me) and maybe some brunch (we got pretty drunk last year drinking mimosas) and check out the expo area. i also have vip passes that my boyfriend won, so we’ll definitely check out the vip area. and i’ll really try not to stress and worry.