It takes a lot of time, energy and sacrifices to train for and complete a full Ironman. Sometimes I think we are crazy for the life that we live to be able to do Ironman. But we have a dream, a goal and it is our future.
I wanted to share a few pictures from the day with you.
Before the race, bright and early (actually it is so early it is not even bright yet!). Ryan, myself, Miss M and Ryan’s Mom, Anita.
The sun was finally starting to come up! Ryan was headed down to the swim start. The water was so low this year!
He made it out of the swim and onto the bike.
Miss M, Anita and I hung out a bit at the race site. We then went and had lunch. Miss M stayed at the hotel for awhile with my mom too. A full Ironman makes for a long day for the spectators too!
We all made it down to the finish line to watch him come in. He finished in 13 hours and 13 minutes. Although his time was longer than last year at the same race he placed about the same. 4th in his age group and 21st over all. It was a hot and windy day which made everyone’s times about two hours slower than the year before!
After the race Ryan went to the medical tent to get two bags of IV fluid. We then went to grab some food. We started our morning at 4am and got back to the hotel room at about midnight. Miss M did great even with the long, eventful day. She was supporting dad with her “go daddy” shirt I made for her.
Another Ironman under our belt! Memories made and lessons learned!
Any tips to help make a long day easier?
Until Next Time- Truly Love,