Reading back through my posts from my first year of triathlon training also reminding me how far I really have come in the past two years. It was just over two years ago this incredible journey started with first learning how to run outside and here I am today having participated in one of the hardest races a person can sign up for! As Adena said, "this is a journey" thank you for reminding me. The past two weeks were tough but like everything else that has happened this year, it's just another experience and more lessons learned. I guess I just needed a little time to feel what I needed to feel and am now ready to move forward.
Yesterday I went through all the photo's Tony had taken during the weekend up at Mont Tremblant and they are ah-maz-ing! Looking at all the pictures I remembered what an awesome weekend it was and I really felt happy and proud of myself and remembered all the excitement and feelings I felt leading up to the race.
Below are some pictures from my first Ironman experience and don't worry there will be more, I already signed up for 2014 :)
|IRONMAN, you can't help but feel the energy and excitement in the air!|
|The "Angry Beaver"|
|The M Dot was every where, even on our dessert!|
|The BEST volunteers!|
|Chantelle and I before the swim start.|
|Cheer squad along the red carpet.|
|My IronMom and IronDad :)|
|Best Cheer Squad Ever!|
|My personal Ironman Support Crew!|
|A few more teammates!|
|Getting ready to check-in our gear.,|
|more angry beavers|
|Pre-race dinner...carb loading :) |
The benefits of working out 14+hours...
you can eat WHAT EVER YOU WANT!
|lots of emotion before the start.|
|Morgan & 1 on our way from the swim to T1 to star the bike. |
We started and finished the swim together :)