I'll post a full RR tomorrow, but I just got home a few hours ago and after a mini-meal, napped... I awoke and talked to some peeps on the telephono...
What I have to say about IMKY????
Loved every single volunteer, cheerleader, sherpa out there. Everyone was great. The aid stations were amazing!
The swim was a bit strange. I couldn't help but be amazed at the mile+ we had to walk to get to the end of the line.
Dude, my dad brought Clubber down! I have an IRONDOG!!! She survived the whole day of spectating. I think she's slept more than i have the last 24 hours. And that is saying a lot.
Pizza is the ultimate post-race treat.
I love my bloggin' buddies!! Kim sent me texts, Ed sent an email, Zen was trackin', Mary was out on her bike, Missy was out in her flourescent wig, Matt H gave a shout out...and i'm sure i'm forgetting people, but you guys are all AMAZING!!!!!!
I might just have the best friends and family ever! I'm sure everyone thinks this, but I am just so grateful for everyone who took the time to text or call or write or come down and cheer.
This was a race in which I was just way more excited for everyone else. Judi and Jess and Tom and Pete and Kevin and Eddy (coach, who rocked it out in 9:35...and Missy, who went 10:28. Are you kidding??). I was excited for THEM because they were excited. That kind of energy and enthusiasm is contagious. and inspiring.
I choked up on the bike, but I actually cried on the run, with a big ol' smile on my face. And when crossed that line, there was part of me that couldn't even believe it. I'd written off this race four months ago when I'd gotten sick. But i Pr'ed by about 48 mins...on a tougher course. THAT is not my plan. That's something bigger...
The Short Version
11 hours ago