Monday, September 8, 2014

A Flat! A Blessing in Disguise

Amber went up to the Great White North again this weekend, this time to compete in the 70.3 World Championships. Yes, that is a half ironman three weeks after an Ironman which was three weeks after another Ironman. Yes, her foot was still a little sore and her spring may not have been fully back in her step. Yes, she is planning on doing the Ironman Worlds Championships in Kona in a month. No, none of this was going to stop her from racing.

Luckily, a flat tire fairly early in the bike stopped her instead. Another day she may have gotten back on the bike(see Ironman St. George where she sat on the sidelines for 45 minutes before going back to finish the race), but this day she made a smart decision and took it as a side to rest and recover. And cheer on all of her friends and supporters. From what she tells me the atmosphere was amazing up there and she was really glad that she could be up there to support all those people that support her.

Speaking of which, thank you all for the kind words and support that you've given Amber since the trolls' blog. Seeing everyone come to her defense and all the contributions she's received is really inspiring and was exactly what she needed to redirect her focus. Cannot wait to see what she has in store with a full tank of gas at Kona:)

Up Next: Build, Build, Build all the way to Kona!

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