IronMan Maryland 2015 Postponed

joaquin phoenix
Photo by Jay Greinsky

My wife and I were driving around a desolate and rainy Cambridge town. My mind was racing. I was confused. I needed to sign in! Where the f–k is everyone?  We circled around Cambridge Plaza, Long Wharf Park and Great Marsh Park. We saw nothing except 2 trailer hitches with the IronMan branding. After 4 hours of driving, I was not in the mood for surprises. I grabbed my phone, logged onto the IronMan Maryland 2015 website and my heart sank…  

IronMan Maryland 2015 Cancelled
I did not get the memo in time… IronMan Maryland 2015 Cancelled

I checked my inbox and saw the notification mail… I received it while I was driving on the road. I drove to my hotel accommodation and fortunately I cancelled it without penalties. However I could not reserve another room for the proposed new dates. *groan*

Who would have expected to hear “IronMan Maryland 2015 Postponed”?  While I was disappointed, general safety is important for a successful event and I agree with the race director’s decision (after an hour of expletives and whining about first world problems). I can only wait for Tuesday night’s update.

Thank you Hurricane Joaquin for testing my patience. I think I am in the minority who drove to Cambridge. Anyone else suffer a similar experience? How do you re-taper? *scratches head*

Author: Peter Kim
Former chunky child and couch potato, now adult triathlete. I share my experiences to help you embrace an active lifestyle of swimming, cycling and running.