Look! I found my own Ironman!

Dear Julie:

It was so nice to talk to you last night. I’m very excited about us working together to achieve your goals of qualifying for and racing the Ironman World Championships in Kona next year! I’ll be in Kona in a couple of weeks and I’ll be sure to check out the course for you.

Dear Scott:

Wrong Julie. That must have been Julie Anderson, the Super Model you were talking to about Hawaii. She looks more like a talented tri-athlete in those Sports Illustrated bikini pictures than I do. Wait, do I have to wear a swimsuit for this? Maybe I should rethink…

This is Julie Anderson. She has the same name, but different...uh...body.

Dear Julie:

Oh, sorry, that wasn’t you… we were talking about the Beaver Freezer Sprint. Yes that’s really the name of the race. And people usually wear wetsuits at these things, not bikinis.

Dear Scott:

That’s the most ridiculous name for a race I’ve ever heard. Are you sure this is real?

Dear Julie:

Of course it’s real. The training plan I have set up for you is 18 weeks long so it’s a definitely a commitment and I know you tend to whine so when you do I’ll tell you the same thing I tell my son when he whines: “Suck it up Buttercup!”

Dear Scott:

Fine. But you’ll be nice if I start crying, right? Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Dear Julie:

I am an Ironman. Crying does not phase me. You will be swimming twice a week and running and biking three times a week each on alternate days (Yes you will do two workouts on some days). If that’s too much let me know. What do you think?

Dear Scott:

This sounds like a nightmare.

Dear Julie:

Looking forward to working with you! See you next week. How about 5:30 a.m.?