Everyday things are getting more real. Yesterday I checked in and received my bib number. I am fairly superstitious about race numbers. I say fairly because I refuse to let a bad number affect my mentality for the race, but if I have a good number, I’ll certainly take the extra boost! I am happy to report that I have officially deemed 1978 as a great number for several reasons:

  • it’s an even number
  • there is no 4 BUT there is an 8 which is a multiple of 4
  • Coachie was born on June 13, 1978!
  • The very first Ironman was in 1978
  • In 1978 the Baltimore Orioles finished the season with a .559 winning percentage!

Today I am off to swim with the dolphins, so more later!

Published by Alyssa Godesky

Alyssa is a professional triathlete who has logged over 8,000 miles in competition of swimming, biking and running across five continents. She came to triathlon from an ultrarunning background and over the last few years has found success back on the trails: in 2018 she set the female supported Fastest Known Time (FKT) on Vermont's 273 mile Long Trail in 5 days, 2 hours and 37 minutes. In 2020 she set the women's supported FKT for climbing the 46 High Peaks in the Adirondacks in 3 days, 16 hours and 16 minutes. She is a triathlon and running coach, and also enjoys spending time guiding hikers out on the trails. Alyssa is based in Charlottesville, VA with her dog Ramona.

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  1. You should have LED with the very first Ironman part! The event that made this all possible!

    “the sparkling eyes of my roots” (aa na maka o na aa)

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