Monday, August 31, 2009

just for now

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????

AMAZING support!!!!!!!!!!
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...

9 comments:

Kim said...

A - YOU are amazing. im so friggin proud of you. congratulations my friend.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Yes you are amazing, Congrats!!!!

Rockstar's Dad said...

You did GREAT Amanda! I'm very proud of you, and amazed (but not surprised) at what you have accomplished.

...and now Clubber has seen what you do when you leave her alone for all those hours of training.

D10 said...

I am so very happy for you! You did an amazing job. I can't wait to read the full race report. How sweet of your dad to bring Clubber.

Rest up. You should be so very proud of yourself. Well done.

IronMatron said...

You are amazing!!!! Congrats~!

Missy said...

It was great to see you out there! I'm glad you hollered at me on the bike...I wish names were on the helmets:) Hard to see peeps in the aero position. You kicked ass out there.

Judi said...

was missy the one in the purple wig? i think i hollered too.

way to go girlie - just wish i had seen ya a tad more than the couple of seconds on the run - i was glad to see you finishing that last mile. remember i screamed "make your last mile the fastest"?

Ironbolus said...

The secret to success in triathlon is having an Irondog!

Way to go, you're an incredible athlete and reading about your journey has been a blast - you rock!

LG said...

Congratulations Amanda!! Can't wait to read how it all played out! you never gave up on yourself or your training and it is so great to hear and see it was all worthwhile for you!!