As I get ready for bed before I toe the line at my first-ever Ironman World Championship race, I am reminded of the vast number of friends and family that have helped me reach this goal. Growing up in a small, rural Illinois town (Benld, IL to be exact - my family there will appreciate that I've actually said the NAME of the town!), I understand the importance of community and how much that helps to lift people up to greatness.
To all my friends and family in Benld - this is for you!
To my husband and stepson - this is for you!
To all my friends and family abroad - this is for you!
To all my friends and family in Tucson - this is for you!
To my Wheat Design Group crew & clients - this is for you!
To my Reilly Cycling Tours family - this is for you!
And lastly, to my Timex Multisport Team & sponsors- this is for you too!
I am grateful for this opportunity to race on the biggest stage of Ironman triathlon. Here we go!