So Mike and I had “the talk” last night. It was a bit hard to get started, but I knew what I thought would be best and I had to say it. “So I’ve been thinking…” I started. “Next year… I think it would be fun to do IM KY.”
After a deep breath, the hard part of starting done, I let him know why. It’s a month later than Lake Placid (the other under consideration) and I could get in for sure. While we thought we could both get Lake Placid spots at Ralphs (ok at Ford 70.3 Iroman California or whatever the real name is now), I was less confident that I would really get one. Plus, we both did the first IM AZ (although we didn’t know each other at the time) — we could start a tradition of doing the new races, signing up when there is no course info, no history, etc. Then there is also the name — IM KY. Get your minds out of the gutter! I’m not referring to it’s other name of IM Slick in some posts on Trifuel… I just like it because Ky (saying it as a word, not letters) is the name some close friends and family use for me, so I call it my IM (ok, I know it’s really IM Louisville, but I still say part of our reason for picking this IM is its name).
I waited for his reaction… “Ok.” After a bit of debate over his foot (and mine, for that matter) being ready in time, we decided to go for it. I guess part of it is that you never know with IM if you will really be ready/healthy/etc. But I feel I will have the same doubts come March (and Ralphs) so why not.
And so it looks like on Oct 21st we will be registering.