I was ready.
I had my sights set on the Full Rev at Rev3 Cedar Point.
I hired a coach.
I mentally prepped myself for the long road ahead.
I picked out other races to motivate me along the way.
Then, I got rejected from my planned Army training date… meaning my perfectly planned training, vacation, and race schedule was no longer a possibility.
I applied for the next available Army training slot.
I searched for other Iron distance events that fell into my shrinking timeframe, and found… nothing. Except Kona.
I started pushing for an application status update.
The class was full, and my application still hadn’t been fully submitted.
I became the squeaky wheel.
I worked with a great NCO who pushed my application packet through for the soonest date with National Guard Slots.
Within 30 minutes, I was enrolled.
Cue giant sigh of relief.
I can now plan my life, at least for the next 12 months.
A super cool Army program that I wanted to get into will have to take a backseat for about 18 months.
A full 140.6 will also be an idea pushed out at least another year.
But, my job will likely have the funds to keep me until I leave (I was hired for a specific project ending 2 month before I go to training).
I’ve got new tri plans for this year, too. 2:35 Olympic distance, I’m coming for you.