Saturday, September 17, 2011

New Beginnings

Dateline 9.16.2011
It's been a while since I fired up a post here but I thought today would be a good day to post.

Today, Sherpa Deb and I are on our way to NY for the launch weekend of the You Are An Ironman book.  This is the multi-year project of Jacques Steinberg that I have been involved with since 2008.  It has been a very interesting process, watching a book from its true infancy, through each stage of life.  Seeing it, holding it, reading it has been an experience I will never forget.  

Reading the stories of the other 5 athletes in the book kept me glued to the book and I laughed and fought alongside them on tough training days.  Not knowing it when we were training but certainly appreciating their company on those long rides when I thought I was alone.

A special thanks to Jacques, who marshaled all of us into some sort of information transmitter, to get him the necessary material to tell, what in my opinion, is a very cool story - actually five very cool stories - and mine (but who knows if anyone other than my mom and me will think that part of the book is cool?)

Also, several of you have been along for the journey so you know many of the tales in the book already but I want to say thanks for riding along.  You have made my ride much more enjoyable.

See you at the finish line,

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