It was definitely not the race I wanted or expected to have. And it certainly wasn't a testament to how ready I was. I think I made the right decision on the day to stop, but it was still agonizing. However, I did a lot of work to prepare for Kona, and it seemed like a waste of fitness to call that a wrap for 2013.

So I am very much looking forward to racing Ironman Arizona in less than two weeks on November 17. I feel I bounced back from Kona well thanks to stopping early enough. I got right back into training and actually think I'm in even better shape than I was. So I'm really looking forward to having a great race in Tempe.