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..