I really couldn't think of another title, because ...
That's right, I (well, both of us) are registered for Ironman Arizona next year. November 17, 2013, Brandon and I will be in Tempe becoming Ironmen.
My original goal for this was IM by 40 ... but it's ending up being IM by essentially 30 (that milestone comes next summer). I'm scared, but at the same time, SUPER excited.
Hopefully by this weekend I'll put up my volunteer recap post, but I will say this - walking around everything on Saturday, I felt like I was meant to do the race. I felt a sense of calm and yet it felt like my pulse was racing (even though it wasn't at all). I know I'm going to have to put in a ridiculous amount of work before I toe that starting line, but it's going to be completely worth it. I know that now.
Keep following along, because I need to be kept accountable for my training. Starting in December, we'll start simple base building (since we're totally in off-season fluff mode right now) and then in February, we'll ramp it up a bit more so we've got a solid base for actual IM training when it starts in late May.
Wish us luck, because, yep - you guessed it, we'll need it.