|OK, I'll wear it, but only if I can sidestroke for 2.4 miles!|
|OK, get it from this angle: lovely!|
|any grey yet??|
|Tim (first timer), Beth (x6) , Jilly (x12), Karen (x7).|
|"Scottie's new little dog, Erwin, had another accident and pooped all over the constitution."|
|Bread. rice, grains, tahini, ginormous peanut butter, ginormous honey, and more!|
|Why wouldn't you want to join the co-op, huh?|
The Rhombus of Revulsion
|OK, put me in your blog!@!|
|When I grow up I want to be an Ironman!|
|Yeah, baby! I feel fresh!|
|Ready to go!|
Finished with Ironman in a practically blistering 12:25:03! I'll take it. Brother, Scott, asked me if it was a PR, no, but it is a RR (Recent Record!) it's been a LONG time since I broke 13 hours and I'm thrilled to pieces!!!! Hugs for family and friend Julie, and it's food, then shower time! All in preparation for the fact that the kids have talked their way into stealing my bed for a night, while Peter drives home, and in fact that I'm going back out onto the course for a bit more celebrating.
Friends Louie and Tammy are getting married on the course! What sweeties. Louie waits until Tammy comes in, friends gather, take photos, then the two, after quick ceremony, run to the finish line for Tammy's finish.
|Jilly and Mike Reilly, almost midnight!|
And before we know it, it's 11PM and we've got an hour to celebrate and bring in the final athletes before midnight. I've always wanted to attend this end of the festivities, but for whatever reason, I haven't. This year, Jilly insisted we get to the bleachers at the finish line and the experience was fantastic. Long time IM emcee Mike Riley sings and dances and keeps fans energized so that there is a sizeable crowd for the very final finishers of the race, near the end of the day. A really moving time, we were standing up along the barrier, banging on the panels so that runners would hear us from around the capitol. The whole experience was electrifying, and I was so glad that I had dedicated myself to this weekend.
|You. Are. an Ironman!|
|Mike stops a final finisher, work the crowd...savor the moment.|
|This man has been at this work for How Many years?|
|"let's look like ladies of leisure..."|