I'm off to Galveston. About a five hour drive from Fort Worth.
Today calls for a packet-up, a pre-race meeting, an open water swim, and a pasta party organized by TNT.
This will be my third pasta party with TNT. These are remarkable evenings.
The team gathers to dine and "carbo-load." Add in visiting family. Add in very enthusiastic TNT staff (gotta love 'em). Throw in a few coaches with last minute inspiring and soothing words and bits of advice. Bring forth the honored heroes - cancer survivors who, like Doug Campbell speaking last year, share amazing stories of fighting and overcoming their disease.
The net effect reminds everyone why we started this journey in the first place. It also takes us out of ourselves and our own nervous energy, bringing our attention back to those heroes and the Society we're striving to support.
Thanks to all of you once more who I have the honor of representing, donors and supporters, the real Team behind Team Goodman.
And finally, watch this space for race results soon...