Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Ironman Cozumel...More to Come!



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!

9 comments:

Kim said...

so proud of you sister! now go get your butt to carlos and charleys for some cold beverages!

Pretend this is real said...

Amazing! Congratulations on the Kona slot! Can't wait to hear how everything went.

Kristin said...

YES!!! COngrats!!

Christi said...

Congratulations on a great race!

Chloe said...

You rocked it - and I'm soo happy for you! It was SO excited going back and forth on my computer refreshing the screen to see you kicking ass!! Congrats again and enjoy your time by the pool! Can't wait to read your race report!

D said...

YOU did it! That was all you, girl. And a bit of Kyle, of course :)

CONGRATS again, ya sandbagger!

Teresa said...

Yeah!!! Love when everything goes perfectly!! way to go!

Heidi Austin said...

congrats girl. i wish i could describe how proud i am of you! you are nothing less than amazing and you are such an inspiration to us all! have a safe flight home. I'll be in the burgh the 10-12th of dec and the 21st-26th. hope to see you then! and if not then-definitely in january in nola ;)

Jamie said...

Congrats Kim! Can't wait for your full report.