The day I registered for Ironman France

by Amy  - October 12, 2012

2018 Update:

This post is a keeper because it’s the one where I announced that I had registered for Ironman France 2013. That’s all. It was tucked in with other mundane news. But I remember being totally panicked after I registered for this race. What an amazing journey it has been.


This week has been nutso crazy because of construction at my house. That’s actually good news because it means perhaps I’ve moved past the stage of the perpetual construction delay. On the flip side the dust and the banging are enough to bring chaos to even the most organized mommy and I’m not that organized even.

In the triathlon world I’ve entered into the taper phase which always makes me edgy. But I’m doing a lot of stretching and generally feeling pretty good.

Oh, and I lost my mind and registered for Ironman France-Nice.

Yup – holy crap.

What makes that even more crazy is that I live in a totally flat state. So, training is a mismatch. But I do actually have a friend who did the race this year and loved it. I keep saying to myself, “Benji did it…so can I.”

There are a lot of moments when I’m pretty sure this was a super-dumb decision. Then that passes and I get excited again. I hope it all works out okay.

This is a picture of my front door in progress. We are awaiting inspection of the “beam” to proceed. Please cross your fingers and toes that we are allowed to install the rest of this door today:-)

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Amy Stone (she/her/hers) is a life coach who helps adults in blended families. She is a mom, step-mom and a step-grandma. Other random fun facts include that She is a 7-time Ironman triathlon finisher and many many marathons and shorter races. She created

  • wow! holy crap indeed. wow. how exciting. how scary. how awesome. you did it! waaaaaaay to go. you are way to cool. and Nice to boot? somewhat envious right now (except for the hill part). congrats on biting the bullet.

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