So many moments in my racing career have left such an impact that I am brought to tears at just the thought of them.
As I ran on the treadmill today I reflected on my IRONMAN, more specifically about mile 10 as I made my way back into town on my first loop of the run.
I felt amazing, accepting high fives & praises from friends, family and strangers- feeling like a rockstar. However, at mile 10 there was one friend who, in that moment, was my coach. @ameflame looked at me with so much pride but also in a "no bullshit" way and said "You got this Darcy. Stay cool. Stay hydrated. Stay focused." While I was feeling I was invinsable at that moment Amy switching to coach mode is what I needed to remember the race wasn't over and it was nothing to take lightly.
Leading up to the race Amy volunteered her time and expertise, providing me with a plan and assurance that I was ready to race. She pulled my legs, kicked me, and swam over me at the lake to practice the race swim.
She lent me anything I needed and never asked for anything in return. I am forever grateful for such an amazing friend I have in Amy, and I hope this weekend I can return just a small amount of the favor as I cheer her on at IRONMAN Texas.
Thank you Amy for being YOU...let's have some fun and kick some ass in Houston!!!