Two key points to make here:
First, I am happy to report my peeps succesfully battled it out at Beach 2 Battleship and Ironman Florida this weekend. So very proud of each of them. Job well done my friends...job well done!
The lessons one learns while pushing their bodies through this distance is simply outstanding. I personally love how you eventually reach a level of brokeness that is hard to experience in other distances. The Great Sustainer (Christ Jesus) can truly lift you up when all you want to do is call it quits.
Second, my beautiful wife is pregant! Anne is 6 weeks pregnant and I am overjoyed. I was ready to tell the whole world this news, but refrained for about a week. The little one should arrive (Lord willing) on ~July 16, 2010. Looking FWD to seeing how IMF prep will go. This will make the 'IM in 10' approach truly intersting and very much necessary ;)
I hope you are all well and enjoying the closing weeks to the 2009 tri season!