|The swag and my bib|
I was moved by the amount my social media feeds had "blown up" during the race and how many people stayed up to watch the streaming of me finish. This was very humbling, and I thank each and everyone of you for your kind words and support.
To God for giving me the stregth and desire to take this on, and for getting me through.
To my Wife for putting up with my training, my addiction to gear, and my whacky-ness especially after long training days.
To my triathlete friends for your encouragement. Many of you are also my social media friends mentioned above.
To my dad for being my dad.
To my mother-in-law for keeping Angi company while I was away.
To my bike mechanic for making sure the Transition was running good on race day!
To Ironman for putting on a great event.
To the people of Coeur d'Alene for being the best spectators of any event I have ever done or been to.
To the Chicago Blackhawks for winning the Stanley Cup Monday night, putting the cherry on the sundae to a great weekend.
If I missed you, I am sorry, but if you supported me in anyway, I truly do appreciate it.
By the way, it is now Wednesday afternoon. My aches and pains still have aches and pains. That is a grueling event. But very worth it.
I have been asked if I will do another. No. Yes. Probably. I am considering Arizona 2014. Okay, I am in the preliminary planning stages, so I am seriously considering it.
A few photos:
The Lake, the Monday before
|Bike Racked and Ready|