Today's Topic: 5 Things to Love About _______________
Since Ironman is this weekend, I'm going to find 5 things about Ironman that I love.
& please make note - I am no Ironman... nope... not even close... only in my dreams.
So this is a 5 things about Ironman being here in town - volunteering - seeing it...
Something anyone can love about it
1. It's all over the news
I love seeing on the news pictures & updates from fitness people. Clips of people running, swimming, biking. So much better then news of people tearing down their own town.
2. You get a free t-shirt
|How I'll walk in my Ironman T-shirt|
Yeah, let's face it. When you do a lot of races, you get a lot of t-shirts. A lot of them that get donated to charity, or turned into dust rags... of if you know someone cool that sews, one of those beautiful blankets. (I want to learn to sew!!!!.... I want one of those t-shirt quilts!!!) But an Ironman t-shirt? It's the most epic t-shirt. & I'm just a volunteer. But even wearing a shirt that says I was part of that day? I'm going to wear it every day next week.
3. Athletes fly in from everywhere
... to our little city. World class athletes... here in Louisville. & we can see them on the streets. They may zoom by REALLY REALLY fast, but you can say, I saw the winner run by. It's also cool to be on Facebook groups & see everyone talking about where they are flying in from. I complained about driving 40 minutes to a 5k a few months ago.... these people pack up all their Ironman gear & fly here. I want my town to always have top athletes just walking around the streets.
4. The Inspiration
You can't go watch an Ironman or help in an Ironman - be anywhere near the event & not be inspired. Seeing these people in action, in motion, doing their thang... I leave every year saying, I'm going to try harder - be stronger - I want to be an Ironman!!! I may not ever be, but in my mind, the inspiration lives on. Keeps me going back to feed my inspiration heart every year!
5. Oh, the feels!!!!
The emotion of Ironman is something amazing. To see someone moving in pain, but still moving. To see someone puking on the side of the road, but pick themselves back up & press on, to see people have family members cheering them on - taking their own day driving & making it to spots to give what is needed for these athletes, to see people cross a finish line & know they made it.... Yep, all the feels are there. I'm a sucker for it. I get wrapped up in it. The feels get to me every time.
Again - its going to be the WORST possible temperature here.
Pray for these athletes Sunday!