Every athlete will have to deal with life while training for a race because life doesn't stop just because you are training for a race.
Above all, I have always thanked my body.
With just a bit more Ironman stress in my body, I stayed balanced with our "train smart" approach to training (Quality over Quantity) and went into this Ironman hungry to race.
This race experience was unlike others because I did not have more normal team with me. My parents were unable to come and so was Karel.
Thankfully, I had the best Sherpa ever - Gloria!