Sunday, May 19, 2013

WE HAVE AN IRONMAN IN THE FAMILY


Well, we just got home a bit ago.  "Miss P", completed the Ironman competition with a time of about 15 1/2 hours.  We stayed until she crossed the finish line.  What an exciting time it was.  We thoroughly enjoyed cheering on not only her, but all of the runners as they came by, it was amazing to see the athletes.

It was her first (and last she says) Ironman.  She wanted to prove to herself that she could do it and she did.  She swam 2.4 miles in 1 hr 15 mins, then biked 112 miles in 7 hrs 58 mins, and then ran 26.2 miles in 5 hrs 54 mins.

A-maz-ing.

I can't even fathom what they go through. She ended with a smile on her face and didn't seem overwhelmingly tired, though I'm sure it's probably hitting her just about now (assuming she's even still awake!).  Many people collapsed as they crossed the finish line, and more than a few were put in wheelchairs when they finished.  We saw one guy in a car as we were walking around who had finished the race and was leaving.  He was trying to reach his door to pull it closed but didn't have the strength to reach it (2nd Man's brother stepped in to help).  It is definitely a competition that will test the limits of human endurance.

We gave her a big hug at the end and she said "But I'm all sweaty and dirty".  Like we cared, ha.  Plus, how many times can you say you hugged an Ironman?  Congratulations Miss P, we are very proud of you!




8 comments:

Linda said...

That certainly is amazing!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

way to go! what an accomplishment!

Joani said...

Congratulations. And, for you supporting her in this endeavor. Thanks for sharing. Have a great Sunday!

Marcia said...

that's great but why not Ironwoman?

Jomama said...

Fantastic!

Annie*s Granny said...

That made me tired just reading about it. Congratulations, Miss P!

Tonya @ My Cozy Little Farmhouse said...

Wow--Congrats to Miss P!

5 Monkeys and a Chick said...

WHAT?! No marathon naptime? I'm out! The race is one thing, it's the training that would kill me. She's fabulous! Now go buy her a big Mac.