Motel room maybe available at Brookside Motor Inn in Upper Jay.
Well, unfortunately I'm not there with you guys like I had hoped one year ago. I've posted before here that I learned in January I have a small, benign
) brain tumor
). It's near my brainstem and, therefore, causes problems with balance and hearing. I had Cyberknife radiation treatment in March, and have issues with blood pressure, vision problems, and vertigo since. Did a couple triathlons and an iron distance swim in May/June, but had some medical issues after these events and am waiting to get stronger before competing. I can barely train, mostly just swim.
While swimming this morning, I thought of you BTers at IMLP. I remembered how I wasn't certain if I wanted to do IMFL 2008. At the time, I thought, "Well, it's kind of early in my triathlon experience, but I'm on a roll so I'll do it." Let me tell you what, I'm glad I did IMFL, because sometimes you only get one shot.
I'm a little too sad about the whole thing to have followed you much here. To show how ambivalent I am, I waited until the last week to cancel my motel reservation. An el cheapo in Upper Jay, but a Mom & Pops place where I stayed many years back, and have happy memories of. She didn't charge me a penalty, and I told her I'd post the room here.
This post has been kind of unnecessarily depressing, I think. I have
reached a couple of my season goals - to place in one of my local triathlons
(got third in May on my 12th attempt
), and to improve my swim time in a sprint. Wasn't sure if I'd try to register for IMLP 2011, but I've decided to shoot for IMLP 2012 with a long-term 2 year plan! Good luck to you all, and you know I'll be thinking about you. Hope you reach your goals, but if you don't, just finish the race and remember that, this year, I can't. Do it because you can.