It is the night before our half ironman, which to me is the springboard of our adventure for the next several months. I can’t believe it is actually here. Jim, Sabrina and I spent the day here in Providence, Rhode Island picking up our race kits, sorting and filling our various swim, bike, and run bags and depositing them in the transition zones, checking in our bikes, and other must do’s. It is all rather intimidating. I swear there is more money in bikes here than the Wall Street coffers. I was pretty tickled with all the free samples of gels, bars and water bottles. Hmmm. I just realized the contrast of that. Anyway, we are off to bed. Nerves are high and 3:30 am will come soon.