Tuesday, November 19, 2013


I did it!  On November 17, 2013 I became an ironman.  The experience was truly indescribable but I’ll do my best to capture the day via race report.

The short story: I exceeded all of my expectations and blew my time goals out of the water and finished in 14:21.  I had my best case scenario day at 15:00 and thought for sure I’d finish closer to 16 hours.  Race morning I was still reciting the bike cutoff times nervous that I wasn’t going to make it!

I have so much to say about this experience but rather than make this one very LONG race report I’ll split into swim, bike and run.

But first, my finish line video, don’t think I’ll get sick of watching this anytime soon. (Hope it works.) If only Mike Reilly pronounced my name correctly—oh well, at least I remember hearing him and soaked up that finish line for all its glory.