The hard work has been done.  All those hills, those cold and dark mornings and those efforts have led to today. I remind myself that I can only control the controllables. There is nothing more to be done except to believe in myself and my abilities.

Thanks to all those who have ridden beside me, pushed me to climb that one last hill or finish that one last effort because without all of you I would not be where I am today.

Waking this morning I have had butterflies, those little tiny nerves that you know are good for a race.  It’s 3 hours to my ‘go’ time…I wish it was now!  But you can be rest assured that I will give it my all!