So, Ironman Cairns is done and dusted, what now?
Now is time to give back to my greatest supporter and fan club leader. St Pete. He spent 17 hours manning the phone last Sunday, providing Facebook updates for all my fb friends and it was the most amazing experience to have him read out everyone's messages of support while I was struggling at the 34km mark.
But that wasn't the end of it.
All year St Pete has cooked for me, cleaned and run with me. And he's also put up with my tired, cranky times, when the last thing I've wanted to do is head out yet again for another training session, or when I've come back from a session that hasn't gone to plan.
Ironman is an imposing mistress in your home life and there is absolutely no doubt in my mind that anyone who tries to take this on is going to fail miserably if they don't have the wholehearted support of their family.
And the support hasn't stopped there. At a time when we were supposed to be celebrating the end of the season at IM New Zealand, Pete was the one giving me the go-ahead to sign up for my make up race in Cairns, thereby extending my season and his support role for another three months.
So now it's his time. For the next few weekends there will be no alarm clocks. Activities will be his choice and we will enjoy some "us" time, fun time.
And we'll make the most of it as well.
Because soon enough Coach Dave will be tapping the Skype button and suggesting that I might like to start training again. Ironman #4 in Taupo is not that far away, and I have new goals to reach for!