I just watched a recording of the 2009 World Championships. I watched a double leg amputee miss the bike cutoff by 5 minutes. I watched a woman who couldn’t walk two years ago due to a stroke cross the finish line. I watched Chrissie Wellington win her third straight World Championship. So inspiring. Watching people have to stop brought me to tears. Watching people finish also brought me to tears. What an event. I’m totally fearful of a saltwater swim – an ocean swim – and I’m already signed up for two races next year, but I still was inspired to enter the lottery. Lunacy? Yes. But as one person said during the recording, “This may feel like death, but this is life.” So true. So very true.