As my season winds down quickly I'm heading off into uncharted territory. After my race this weekend I will go from age group triathlete to IMFL race sherpa!
It feels a little weird I'm not going to lie. But with any relationship there is give and take. Scott has always been my biggest cheerleader.... from my first track meets in Connecticut....
to my first Ironman race last year.
It's crazy to think back to where we both started....Anyway it is now my turn to return the favor for years of his years of rockstar support! I'm super excited to fulfill my new role as race sherpa/iron-wife extraordinaire but question that I really have what it takes? Sometimes I really wonder how other serious Ironman triathlete couples make this happen with both individuals competing? Things are crazy enough around the Austin household when we are just doing our 70.3 training or below. Does one person's triathlon training have to take a back seat to allow the other to succeed? Or do you just put life on the back-burner temporarily?
Regardless, I'm excited, nervous, and humbled to have this new opportunity and hope deep down that I have what it takes to help Scott become an Ironman:
Any advice is welcome :)And speaking off Scott... Don't miss his $100 Newton give-a-way!
P.S. Catching drafters with Chloe, cheering for so many fellow bloggers, and having a few adult beverages might be a little more fun than 140.6 miles this round anyways!