Monday, September 1, 2008

Kona Bound!

I am very happy to say that I got the Kona spot! After all the hard work this year and the three tough IM races I have done, it shall be nice to end the year off with Kona. I really love that race and being a part of it! I could not sleep last night as I was so sore but also excited to hear whether I would get the spot. So now I can finally go to sleep and relax and enjoy my next week of recovery! I shall post a race report later! I look forward to being out in Hawaii with you guys Laura, Tom, Tracy and Shawn, Sergio, Jonnyo, Danny, Will, Linsey and Paulo of course.(Jodi and Khai too!)
Thanks goes to my coach Paulo too for going with my crazy plan even though he did not like it of racing Louisville after IMLP with the possibility of Kona 6 weeks later. The day after a rainy Lake Placid while sitting in Starbucks with the crew I sprang the whole Louisville idea on him and he said no but he would think about about it. I really wanted to go and a few days later he told me he'd support my decision. So thanks Paulo!
Thanks goes to my family who I miss when they are not with me at races but are always so proud and supportive of me.
Great job to the NJ crew yesterday. Don, Jason Micheal and Mike who did back to back Lake Placid and IM Louisville races and were also part of the reason for me racing here. To Kate and Rich too great job! Way to hang tough on a HOT day!

12 comments:

Miranda said...

Yaay!!!!
AWESOME job on a really tough day :)

BreeWee said...

Way to go Jaqui! I am so happy I got to meet you and you totally earned that spot. Way to focus and get the job done! ALL the best on a GREAT recovery and all the BEST on the lead up to Kona... see ya there (I will be cheering :)

Linsey Corbin said...

Yeaaaaaaaaah!!!! Lava Java here we come! Crazy Paulo in his Orange shirt. Watch out! Can't wait to see you!!!!!!
Linsey

Jodi said...

I am SOOO happy for you! Way to stick with it on a tough day and execute!!

See you in Kona!

Uli said...

Congratulations! You must be super excited! I don't know how you all do it with these back to back IM races, but you got 5 weeks! Recover, recover, recover! See you there! (the weather you had yesterday may make Kona seem easy...)
-Uli

Dee said...

Congratulations Jacqui!!!! You deserve it... I didn't have the guts to make a decision like that...I really look up to you for going for it and meeting your goals! Very inspiring... Rest up and good luck in KONA!!

Train-This said...

Way to go! Your continued consistency on the Ironman circut paid off! WOO HOO!

Shawn and Tracy said...

Yahoo our crew continues to grow!!!! See ya there and can't wait to hang. I am so proud of our team Coach Paulo has us on the right path ;-)
Tracy

Judy said...

Your toughness paid off on a very hard day - I got to watch you come across the line on ironman.com - you looked strong! That was definitely a hot day for all! I am so happy you got the Kona slot - now we get another race story!! Can't wait to read the one from Louisville!!

Danny Montoya said...

Jacqui, your "never die" attitude" paid off!!

Congrats on a solid day and the precious Kona spot!!!

Can't wait to see ya :)

Al said...

Congrats...saw your name up high on the results and knew you killed it!

Eileen Swanson said...

Congrats! We didn't get to meet officially, but I saw you get your spot (I was with Bree at roll down). What a crazy tough day! But way to finish strong! It was brutal, to say the least. Congrats again and best wishes in Kona!!

Eileen