Monday, June 23, 2008

Great time, sore body..

Taken off the internet finish picture
First of all thank you for all the well wishes, phone calls, much supportive energy-I felt it all-all 140.6 miles of it yesterday. It was so much more fun than my first IM in Florida 4 years ago. I think because I trained differently, had time to do all the training and maybe had a different attitude. Instead of the "Hell no-I'll never do that again", yesterday I felt good at the end, positive and may actually get on my bike again and not wait 5 months like last time. There is so much to share, I don't think I have the energy to start tonite. We just spent the last 9 hours on the road only to discover that Wyoming has NO hotel rooms to rent at the last minute. After our beautiful accommodations in CDA, now we are sitting in a Motel 8 in Sheridan, Wyoming, apparently the last room in town. It is OK, a bed-well, maybe I will not actually lie on the sheets directly but will try and get a good night's sleep anyway. I am sore all over today-legs, back, butt. This only started this afternoon so I guess the endorphins are wearing off.

It was a great day yesterday! I raced my plan, HR and all. In short, my swim sucked, my bike was OK and I ran, albeit slowly, the whole marathon. My goal was to finish in the top half of my AG-I got 18th out of 32 (damn). However, my goal of feeling decent at the end with a smile on my face was accomplished!

Full report to follow..

9 comments:

Bones said...

Great race Debi!!! Congratulations! :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats sister! I am WAY proud of you!!!
Love, Molly

cindy said...

That is one awesome finishing photo!! You look strong and definitely happy!!

So glad to hear that you felt so good at the finish :) You've worked so hard...you deserve that!

Looking forward to more details of you incredibe day.

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

Awesome finish photo - you look great!!

WADDLER26.2 said...

Awesome job! Well thought out and executed. How exciting. Can't wait to hear all about it. Congrats!

JohnnyTri said...

HFS! That is a great Picture!!
How did you get it again.. ???

You look great and smiling!

Hope to see ya soon..

rockon`

Tiger Lily said...

Congrats Debi! It was great to watch the Outlaws cross the finish line!

Team Latis said...

Deb, congratulations! Wonderful. I can't want to hear the details.

Love ya,

Val

Anonymous said...

Mom you're so amazing! You are the only Grandma I know doing the Ironman! I love you!
-Allison