Ironmaz - Training Log

Saturday, April 08, 2006
This is the last post for a while.

If all goes well, you won't hear from me until sometime on Monday.

I make no promises at this stage except for one--I will give it everything I have. And when I reach that point, I will give it everything I have left. And after that, I will give it even more.

There is an expression in Spanish that originates from the Arabic - ojal√°. In other words, God willing. The Arabics of ancient Spain believed that Allah, the God of Abraham, had a plan for everyone. It was not up to us to question His motives or plans. We merely set ourselves on our journey and let His will rule.

You can watch the Ironman live on the Internet at The broadcast starts around 6am PST and runs until midnight PST. My race number is 1109. If I heard right, you can follow an athlete's progress online. You might even see me cross the finish line if you stay up long enough.

I have prepared the best I can. I have done what I needed to do. Made many sacrificies and put in my time. I will put one foot in front of the other and make my journey across the desert.

My good friend Paul posted this on my guestbook. I am not certain of the accuracy, but knowing Paul, he checked his sources:

In Arabic, "Maz" is roughly translated as "he who conquers the desert in fantastic fashion."


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