Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Post Race Recovery

I have yet to put together any words that can describe Sunday's experience, so I'm going to save that post for a couple of days. Possibly when I have caught up on sleep, my stomach and muscles have returned to normal and the shock of this entire experience has subsided, I will be able to find the words.....

For now, all I can say is a HUGE thank you to all of our supporters, starting with the loudest, brightest and most encouraging 2 out on the course Stacey & Carrie. Seeing those two as well as Dave, Big J, Little J, Frankie, Stronger, Erin, Bailey, all of the parents and grandparents and even some of my high school friends made getting through each loop on the course so much easier.

We also met a couple of fellow bloggers here (nytro and ironbenny), and even got to spend some time out on the course with ironbenny.

Our entire team is on the way to the airport right now, but S & I are here for one more night. It's so quiet in the house right now, I'm thinking I might finally get some rest! It seems almost surreal that this huge life changing event is complete. I won't say over, because... well, that seems like I would be closing the door on it all, and I'm not quite ready for that.

With that note, I'm going to send you to Stronger's blog for a few pictures that she took. Oh, and my official finish time: 13:18:57

5 comments:

Spokane Al said...

Congratulations on a terrific race. In looking at the bike splits of you and Momo you were both seemed to be rocking and spot in concerning an even ride.

Congratulations once again and I trust you enjoyed being back in the old stomping grounds.

Susan Oseen said...

Great Time!!
How did you like the bike? I think that it was such a beautiful and scenic ride. I must say I thoroughly enjoyed it...maybe not the hills as much on the second loop, but it was fun.

ironjenny said...

Woo-hoo! I am so proud of you!
Sounds like a beautiful day to become an Ironman...
must have been fun to hang with Nytro and Benny!
hugs,
Jenny

Andra Sue said...

Congrats on a wonderful race. I read Momo's report...that's so cool that you two could finish together. SO awesome!

Fe-lady said...

Just read a bunch of your "old"posts about CDA and viewed your slide shows...so glad you are going to be there again next year! Congratulations...13:00 is just super for an IM time!