The Big Announcement!:
Tuesday was the one year anniversary of my first date with the girl. At the end of an amazing night together and a bit of trickery and despite the pouring rain and awful weather, I proposed to the girl against the backdrop of Newport Harbour under the gazebo. She said yes! So happy happy days! There is certainly a lot more to our relationship than training related things, but the amazing support and encouragement I get everyday from the girl has been such an amazing motivator this past year. She's amazing, and fabulous, and every day I wake up thankfull she's come into my life. So I'm very excited about spending the rest of my life with her. Oh, and did I mention if all goes well and we can get in we'll be racing Ironman Florida together next year? Even without our common intrest in swim/bike/run I know we'd be just as happy together, but I really do love that we can share in such things. And yes... if you're wondering... some part of our wedding will involve a workout! I'm thinking either a morning swim (we're going to get married on a beach) or a morning run will be offered to all guests!
Best Support Group Ever!:
I don't know that I've talked much about just how supportive the girl is about things I care a lot about. She's amazing in that regard. She's only just recently divulged that she's working on brining quite the large group of spectators to come and watch me take on my first Ironman in seven weeks! As of right now my future in laws, and some fantastic friends in the Georgia/Florida area are hoping to be able to make it to cheer me and my fellow Tri-New England teammates on. As well as rallying the troops the girl has also already ordered posterboard to make signs with, and becuase she's even more amazing than that she's had custom T-shirts made up for everyone! She has gone ahead and designed and had made a bunch of different "Team Wisdom" tshirts with fun sayings on them to cheer me on! I'm truly lucky to have someone so supportive of my goals! I love it! and I love her!