Yesterday was the 2008 running of the Florida Ironman which means that registration for 2009 opened this morning at Noon. Registration sells out a full year in advance and often in minutes after registration becomes available online.
I stalked the website all morning (sometimes the link for registration goes live early) and at Noon it went live. Unfortunately, the website server was busy and it took forever for the registration page to become available. I was a nervous wreck. I finally asked Doug to try on his computer and he managed to get to the registration page ...
... and now it is official, I am registered for the 2009 Florida Ironman! Whoo hoo!
Let the training begin (well, after the Houston Marathon)!
For those of you who don't know the Ironman distances are a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and 26.2 miles run all done in 17 hours or less. Crap, what have I gotten myself into?!?!? :)