Anyone who knows me knows these three truths:
1. I only play the lottery when it's over $100 million, because I don't want to waste my once-and-a-lifetime win on anything less.
2. I resent when my (paying) job cuts into my (voluntary) training time.
3. I can't keep a secret if my life depended on it.
I don't expect the first two truths to change all that much, but in regards to the third:
Today is a new day, my friends.
Yes sireee - I managed to keep my big fat mouth shut for TWO WHOLE DAYS with a secret that, when I first heard it, actually made me sort of cry.
Yes, it was THAT emotional.
But I promised to wait until after the doctor's appointment until I said it.
(raise your hand if you think I'm about to announce I'm preggo)
No. I'm not.
I still got about 11 days til I get married - one thing at a time, folks.
But it IS a birth of a different kind that was bound to happen at some point-
My little sister Devin.....IS BECOMING AN IRONMAN.
A Kentucky Ironman, to be exact.
Yes, it's true - Devin registered for IMKY 2010. Like, she actually drove down on Sunday to register yesterday morning.
When I found out, I said to my mom, "I imagined this is how you felt when you found out it you would be a grandmother."
Super duper mega proud and stupid excited.
Saying it out loud, I know it sounds weird - but I still consider IM one of my finest accomplishments - full of self-discovery and mental/physical victories. It's been over a year and a half since my race, but I can still feel much of the emotion of that day, especially as I watch other people work towards this goal too.
And to know that my sister is about to put herself through the same thing is just so overwhelming to me.
I am so excited to help her train, and listen to her stories and feelings, and to watch her grow in ways she doesn't even yet know are possible.
We can exhange chaffing solutions, talk about foggy goggles, discuss the pros and cons of liquid nutrition, talk negative splits, hash out new riding routes, learn how to change flat tires - oh, the possibilities are endless!!
Does that sound crazy?
But then again, so is Ironman.
So here's to watching a new Iron journey with Devin!