A little background on myself. 3 years of triathlons and counting. 3 half IM and 6 shorter tri's. Signed up for IM Canada in '08. That said, I wouldn't have been able to do them without the support of my wife and 11 month daughter. Take the time to say thanks for the support(Bartles and James). Remember: Without their help getting you to the start you wouldn't have made it to the finish. For the longest time I used to think when a team won the Stanley Cup, as an example, players would bring out their wives and kids to celebrate. My thinking WAS its your moment, enjoy it with your teammates NOT them......WRONG!!!...... Talking with confidence not arrogance, WHEN I finish IM Canada I WILL have my wife and daughter with me crossing the finish.