It is day 3 of being in China and the island of Haikou is so beautiful. We are finally getting used to the time change which is a 12 hour difference from Baltimore, MD. I am staying with my client and friend Todd Crandell who started racing for recovery and will be competing in the race with me this weekend. Clay Blair is also staying with us and will be doing the race. Clay is a friend of Todds and was supposed to do IM Arizona this past weekend but like me Todd talked him into China. We rode our bikes today and the sun was so strong Todd and I got sun burn already! The conditions look to be very harsh with the heat andwind but it will be very exciting. This morning after breakfast Todd and I were interviewed by the China TV stations and it was so fun! We are talking to all our friends and family through Skype which is so cool because we can let everyone know whats going on each day. We are trying to relax a little so we are well rested for the race but it is hard not to enjoy the beautiful island. It is the hawaii of China as the race site calls it and that is pretty accurate from what I have seen so far. tomorrow we check in for the race and things will really start to go by quickly and before you know it we will be out there racing. I can’t wait to do this and I am excited for Todd and Clay as well. I also can’t wait to share the exciting experience and pictures with my family, friends and clients. My friend Kristin set this up for me to share with everyone because she is so awesome! Kristen is the best and she has supported me even when I decide to do something like go to china:) It is hard for some people to understand the time commitment the sport takes but Kristin has never questioned it once and only said positive things about what I do and that is why she is such a wonderful person and such a great friend.
by Krista | Apr 16, 2008 | Travel and Experiences | 23 comments
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Hey girl! You are going to do awesome. Glad I could get this blogspot figured out in time! Keep us updated. Love ya!
Krista, I have heard so much about you from Kristin & even though we have never met, I think you are amazing! Good luck with IM in China (how cool is that!)
You better go fast!
i want you to remember that during your race, if you get tired you need the power of the caveman. He was the first person ever to dance. He sarted and did not stop until the music stopped. The problem, in your case, is that the ‘music’ is a race that lasts for twelve hours or ten or nine. Also remember that when running, it is left, right, left, right and not right, right, left, right. Remember those two things and you’ll do great.
Just wanted to let you know that I am cheering you on and wishing you all the best. Good luck with everything.
Amy (Boudreaux) Roth
“The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.” We are all cheering for you as you attempt yet another dream. Enjoy yourself and God Speed.
Hey there! Just wanted to say hi and good luck in China! It is so awesome that something you love doing so much has brought you to so many amazing places. Keep living the dream!
It’s day 2 (I guess but not sure with the time change) of the race and we are all cheering for you from here. Run, swim and bike as fast as ypu can as if you are being chased by your worst nightmares. We will be with you at the finish line. Dreams are meant to come true.
Krista – am thinking about you and hope that you have a GREAT RACE! Do your best and stay positive – i know you will be strong and awesome.
Miss you at Ghettobrook, and can’t wait to hear your stories when you get back home. Take care, be safe and ENJOY…it is the experience of a lifetime.
hey krista, i love you soooooooo much. me and timmy are pulling for you. you are the very best, i know you will do great. the best of luck to you, stay focused and you will succeed. i am going to watch you cross the finsih line. we love you!!!!!
I cant believe the race day is almost here!!! Ahh time went by so fast!!! I miss you so much I think Im having seperation anxiety!!! First greta then u!! ur never allowed to leave me agian!!! lol. But I know you will do awesome but I still worry about u cuz ur lil! Just remember take one thing at a time! Its like u have a list of things to do(run bike swim) and just do each with the best of ur ability!! No matter what happens we are all very proud of you and I couldnt have asked for better sisters then the ones I have!!
<3 Your number one fan!
Hey Krista – while you are there could you get me a #3 Hunan style with white rice? LOL.
Good Luck!!!! We are all proud of you!!!
Does anyoe else need any orders I am picking up a # 3 Hunan style for Gil:) I miss ghettobrook suzanne that is so funny. I love you Bridget:) I miss all my New Orlean girls and I can’t wait to see you all again. Luke I will think of the caveman dance when I am out there suffering:)
Kristin I love this Blog it is great to hear from everyone. I don’t feel as far away from everyone:) I love you all and I will do my best! 2 more days! Ahhhhh!!!
Love you girl. Considering that we are able to go out and drink all night we have decided that we are going to stay up all night on Saturday-Sunday just so that we can watch you cross the finish line. We are all pulling for you and Luke will be doing the caveman dance.
Luke wants a #11-shrimp and lobster sauce with an egg roll and egg drop soup…whats up with eggs over there? Why is everying egg this egg that????
We all have your back girl and we love you.
I’m so excited for you! YOU ARE THE BEST!!!
Dave and John keep saying Krista is in China working so hard to guilt me into working harder;)
Hoped you managed to save opening the letters until you got there!!!
You go girl! Have fun, hydrate, take your electrolyte pills often and smile for the media! 🙂
Wow a typhoon just went through here and the winds were so strong! It should be clear for race day though and a high of 89 degrees. I guess I have to finish the race if people are gonna stay up and watch:) I will get Luke a # 11 alng with Gils # 3 and I am sure eggs will come with that.
Thanks Ms. Karen! Emily show those guys how strong you are:) I will try to remember to smile David.
Bridget I will be fine I am worried about you cause your lil, Luv ya:)
God Speed Girl. I will have to get with Kristin, so I too can watch you cross the finish line.
Run like the Wind.
Well the Ironman website has let me down. KRista, we are going to have to wait for you to rest up and take care of yourself and then tell us how you did! WE LOVE YOU
Okay, Rank 118 AND….
2nd place in your age group among females!!!!
9th place in your age group among male and females!!
17th place among all FEMALES!
I DON’T EVEN HAVE TO TELL YOU HOW MUCH YOU ROCK.
WE ARE ALL SO PROUD OF YOU.
WAS SOMEONE RUNNING IN FRONT OF YOU WITH SNICKERS ICECREAM BARS? YOU DID WONDERFUL.
I HOPE YOU ARE FEELING OKAY…GET SOME REST GIRL!
Congratulations on finishing that race and you did superb!!!
I know a celebrity.
I ran aroud the tract in gym class once. Stop laughing my arms really hurt me, I had to put them in the pockets of my cute little 1960’s one piece snap down the front gym suit. (This is a true story too, it was blue).
Okay, Okay LOL!!! So you did GREAT and we are all very proud of you. Keep up the good work and I will come next April, 2009 when you are here doing the Ironman New Orleans. I will watch from the levy and drive my car as you will swim, bike & RUN.
I have been thinking of you this week. Congratulations!!! You rock, Girl. (Can an old woman say that?) Have a safe trip back home.
(Luke and Chad’s mom, Kristin’s mother-in-law, Roger’s wife…. in no particular order.)!!!!
Congratulations — well done. Now you can rest up for the next race. Your results were spectacular. Everyone is so proud of you. You inspire me to do some exercise, that is, until I really think about it. HaHa.
Take care and have a safe trip home.