Following is a burst of writing 10 days before Ironman Wisconsin, that I never published. I wonder if any of you can identify with these emotions? The kids in Kona?
How Do I Really Feel 10 Days Before IMWI? (Originally written August 29, 2013)
I’m pissed. That’s how I feel. I’m anxious, paranoid, impatient, angry, unsettled.
I just want to be out of this office right now.
I want to be swimming, biking, or running. I want to be cleaning my bike, packing my clothes, driving north.
I want people to stop being stupid. I want to punch something, or someone.
It’s 10 Days out and the world feels like it will explode.
As I type, I feel a good angst. Like I am ready to crush it. Not scared. I want to roll it out and let it ride. I feel strong and ready to burst.