Quick post - I actually have to do a phone staffing for work in a few minutes (I know, I know) but I wanted to quick drop in.
First off, I am speechless at the support and comments and emails. I don't even really know what to say except thank you so it all. I keep going back and reading them all, and I am still in shock. And my bib number is 2011. First name is BadAss.
Second, upon landing yesterday, my phone email went off, and there was an email from Comm with the name and number of a back doctor in the area, Dr. Banas, who by the way, is also doing the race but was nice enough to squeeze me in yesterday last minute. Right now, the back is slowly recovering, but there is no doubt that the doctor really set it straight. I should be back to 100% by tomorrow, if I know my back.
And I do.
We're pretty tight lately.
Ha! That was, like, a pun!
Oh, and while waiting in the waiting room with Cheese, who should walk in but Comm himself, and his son, Mo. For those of you that have never met Comm, he is the most down-to-earth, easy-tempered, and NICEST man. He was so chill, jsut sitting there in the chair across from me, giving me a blow-by-blow of the bike portion of the race. He's the kind of guy that would probably talk to you forever regardless of whatever personal stuff he had to do, just because he sensed you needed a good "talking off the ledge." He is amazing and loving with his son, who has the most energy of any four-year-old I have ever seen. And cute as anything!!!!
I also had a chance to meet Andy (TriAngle) who will be hosting the blogger party Friday. I have known Andy through blogging since last year, but it was good to meet him in person.
And Dr. Banas himself could not have been niceer, or more helpful. He even offered to adjust me the day before the race! The guy would actually work the day before he is supposed to do an IM to help me! The entire experience just relly put me in a good place. I simply can't beleive how nice and flexible and accomadating everyone has been. Guys, I cannot thank you all enough for what you did yesterday!
So Comm and Dr. Banas pretty much saved my entire year's worth of training by one office visit, not to mention my sanity, which was alsmost lost with each shock of pain up my back. Today is check-in day, then some relaxing and sunning. YAY!!! But with sunscreen, of course.
Check in later!!!