As I sit here by the pool, all sunburned, chaffed and sore.. I'm smiling ear to ear. We had a pretty big day.. and I can't tell you how thankful I am for that. We all put in the time, the training, the early mornings, the long Saturdays and our family, friends and everyone else puts up with our hungry, tired, sometimes bitchy butts...yet on race day anything can happen. Believe me, I know that.. good or not so good.. There are no promises about our day. Anything can happen and be the best or hardest day ever. That's what I love about racing.
It's hard to believe at this time last year I was in a sling trying not to be upset about my biggest race of the season being such a bust (literally, dang broken collarbone!).
I couldn't have done it without so many people in my life.. and I can't wait to tell you the whole story of my day. For now, it's important to tell you that the last words I said to Kyle before I left him in the morning were..
No matter what, I promise I will do everything within my power to finish.. and I meant it. I honestly knew that it may all blow up right in my face and that's always a possibility. In that case, you finish, it's what you do. It's what so many of us did on Sunday. We finished. First pro, or at 16 hrs 59 mins.. we are all Ironmen and Ironwomen.. and it's a pretty darn good feeling isn't it!!!
Congrats to everyone who competed!! Now, it's off to some more fruity drinks and time by the pool with Kyle!!
Thanks so much again for your support.. it means the world to me!! We did it everyone!! Kona bound!