Honestly, I don't know what to think one week out from Ironman France. Am I ready? I'd be crazy if I said yes. I am nowhere near a seasoned enough triathlete to truly appreciate what I will be completely immersed in one week from today. Rather, I will be like an infant emerging to a world of unimaginable sights and sounds. I can only hope to perform with the grace of all those that have brought me to this point. Bryce, Kurt, Sue, Liz, Lou, John, Rob and Steve (to name a few) have toughened me up and made me believe in myself. Each as much of a friend as an inspiration. I can't wait to share my story.