Thursday, June 23, 2011


OK! The piles are in suitcases, the list is checked, and my husband is hell-bent on pulling out of the driveway in, um, 29 minutes. I don't know if I'll be blogging again or not before the race, but I'll surely find a way to check back here for any words of encouragement or last-minute advice you may wish to post. :)

Right now I'm focused on not letting nerves ruin my fun. This is my birthday present, after all. And as my five-year-old niece exclaimed last night at her birthday party after opening some fairy doll thing: "I've wanted this for my whole entire LIFE!"


  1. Walt and I will be cheering for you as you complete the goal you have worked for during the past months.
    We have no doubt you will be victorious!
    And we will keep praying for your focus, concentration, and physical wellbeing during the race.

  2. Good luck, have a great day out there, I will be thinking of you all day and following online if possible!

  3. GOOD LUCK!! Enjoy every MINUTE! Can't wait to hear all about it :)

  4. Godspeed Miss Julie.

    Whatever happens you have already won.

    Can't wait to hear the nitty gritty get-down-'n-dirty play-by-play on your return.

    I'll be rooting for you virtually!


  5. Julie, we will be there rooting for you all the way! Your dad and I are so proud of you! You are pursuing your goal, and we are in awe of how hard you have worked this past year to make it happen. We'll be praying for you to stay focused and healthy all the way! We love you!
    Mom and Dad

  6. It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect (Psalm 18:32)

    Ask, and it shall be given you (Luke 11:9)

    Your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him. (Matt 6:8)

    May those Truths make your journey whole.

  7. I'll be rooting you on from afar. Way to go. I can barely even watch an Ironman Triathalon on TV without getting winded. Good luck!

  8. I'm so excited for you! Enjoy yourself - you've earned it! You've already done the Ironman; this is your victory lap! I'm so incredibly proud to know you.