Friday, June 25, 2010

Ironman Texas

...and so this email I received says...

Registration Confirmation for:

"2011 Memorial Hermann Ironman Texas

Dear Richard,

Congratulations! You are now registered for 2011 Memorial Hermann Ironman Texas. Please check the event's official website for updates: "

Maybe later I will have one of the "OMG, what have I done!!!" moments, but for now I have some work to do, plus a sprint triathlon in Pearland this weekend.

I sat at the computer with 12-Noon coming up and decided to go for the IM Texas registration and be part of all the local hype and hoopla next May. It seems the local Marriott hotel is already sold out for the event dates, though that does not worry me as I live only slightly farther from the race start than that Marriott. I would guess it likely that I invite some triathlon friends over to my house for the race to save them some expense, as some have been kind enough to do for me.

I'm sure there will be lots more to write as I train for this event in the future....


Rae! said...

Holy Cats!!!! Full Ironman. Holy Cats!!

Disney this year?Or next??

Jeff & Heather said...

Way to go Richard! I'm excited for you!

Amanda said...

That is amazing! You are an Ironman - I'm so impressed and excited for you.

Amanda said...

Oh - and good luck on your sprint tri this weekend!!!!

Running Diva Mom said...

Hey richard! Just found you through amanda's blog! Diggin' it -- you combine all the things I love into one cool blog!

Mel said...

Hi! Just found your blog by searching for trail runs in Houston & this post caught my eye. I just signed up to volunteer for this event!!

One day I would love to do a 1/2 Ironman but for now I will just mark the athletes' bodies in the AM and work the finish line :) A girl can dream

Good luck with your training!

Jon Walk said...

It is funny to read this blog post three years later.

That was the one day that I saved triathletes thousands of dollars in hotel expenses because they reserved rooms before the hotels could set their rates for the first Ironman!

The power of the press! :)