BY DAVID WARDEN
Day 40 Splits
10 left to go.
Day 40 should probably be celebrating James' accomplishment. Many people thought he would never make it this far. Instead, I'd like to focus on some unsung heros: His wife and crew.
While James is the most exhausted person in North America right now, Sunny, Casey, and Aaron are not far behind. Often when James was getting 5 hours of sleep, they were getting 4 (someone's gotta drive). While I slept in and blogged in my pajamas, they had finished the swim with James before I even woke up. While James was on the bike, Sunny was working with the Jamie Oliver foundation, transferring charity funds, making meals for 7 children a day (the 5 Lawrence kids plus Casey and Aaron), laundry, RV septic tank, and dealing with my multiple neurosis on how to manage certain issues.
If his crew was critical physical support, they were indispensable moral support. If you follow the Iron Cowboy Facebook page, you know how fun the Wingmen can be. When things got dark (and they got dark some days) the crew has there to cheer him up. I've know Casey for almost 10 years, and what you see on Facebook is legit. He is cheerful, funny, and fast (darn it).
On Day 7, I asked James what his biggest concern was. He said he was worried his crew was exhausted. He was right. When this is over, James will get most of the credit (as he should), but I hope that any congratulations you give to him will be duplicated to the people with him for the last 40 days.