O.K., I am going to be frank here. I have a degree in English and I HATED to write in journals. I have never owned a diary. My training logs are minimal at best. My coach gets on my case that I never hit TrainingPeaks.com and fill out workout information. I really cannot believe that I am doing this and sticking out there for every stranger to read. Yikes!
Well, I will have to explain the blog title I guess. I was born with a congenital heart defect and had to have not only a cardiac catherization, but also a pulmonary valvulotomy. My scar runs horizontally across the left side of my chest rather than vertical along the sternum. I was three months old at the time of the surgery and the youngest patient at that time to undergo that type of surgery. I tried to keep up with the other kids at school and was always the slow kid. I kept at it and now I have done one of the ultimates in endurance sports: Ironman Triathlon. I completed the Arizona Ironman 2006 race.
Well, at least I got this started. More stuff that is pointless and silly later. I have a cycling class to teach at 5:30 am tomorrow morning. Tomorrow is National Talk Like a Pirate Day and I have a great mix of music from Pirates of the Caribbean.