Monday, October 15, 2007

THERE IS NO LIMIT TO THE HUMAN SPIRIT




Hello All! I am so excited to be heading to C D'A for Ironman 2008! This one event is really the culmination of a couple life changing years for me.

It all started at the beginning of 2006. One day my wife came home from a short run with her sister and said, "Hey honey, how about we run a half-marathon in the spring?" I just looked at her like she was absolutely crazy and replied, "No, but just how long is that?" You have to first understand that I had quit chewing tobacco the spring before and had only quit drinking about two months prior to this conversation. Lifestyle wise, a half-marathon sounded like taking a trip on a yellow submarine to the moon. But, I have to say, my wife and I started doing some short runs and I realized that I just MIGHT be able to make it 13.1. I like to think that this journey was all meant to be and written in the stars, since my first half-marathon and the event that started me on the road to my first Ironman, took place in no other than, Coeur D'Alene.

So, my wife and I ran our first half-marathons and I decided then and there that I wanted to do a full. That same fall I completed the Portland Marathon and again, wanted something more. It was at that point that I decided to start tri'ing. I jumped right in and completed a half-iron tri in Sun River, Oregon last June. Since then I have done a couple Oly's and another half-iron. I will be running the full marathon in Seattle over Thanksgiving weekend and am currently anxiously awaiting the arrival of my new baby - the 2008 Felt B2!

I am looking forward to hooking up with pals from the TriScoop gang in Coeur D'Alene this spring. I know that it will be an experience that will never be forgotten.

11 comments:

T-Guy J said...

Welcome to the party Scottie...

Let me know if you need anyone to test ride that Felt B2 for you...SWEET RIDE!!

supalinds said...

Nice to meet you!

tri-dogmom said...

Welcome!!!! Looking forward to meeting you!

Fe-lady said...

Hey Scottie...hope we meet up in Idaho! Happy training!

Bigun said...

Another big guy...yeeeeehaw!

Tea said...

Welcom Scottie! I look forward to meeting you in CDA.

How very cool that your first half marathon was in CDA. You've come a long way in a short time. Congrats!

momo said...

welcome, welcome! way to get after it, scottie, your story into im sounds kinda like mine!

Di aka "Mrs Bigun" said...

Welcome aboard Scottie!! Looking forward to meeting you at CdA!!

S. Baboo said...

Ok, now we have what, three Clydes racing? I also know another Clyde of the non-blogging type who will be racing.

Now all we need is the Budwiser wagon and we are set to pull.

Scottie said...

I would like to thank everyone for the warm welcome.

blink140pnt6 said...

Welcome Scottie.

I'm an honorary clyde... as per Bigun... but I'll let you guys pull the Budwiser wagon.