I am an Ironman
Mike Reilly said so. It took over 16 hours of not just battling the course, but torrential downpours throughout the day. It stopped raining for the last 9 miles of my marathon, but by then the damage had been done. My feet are more blistered than not. My bike’s drive train is cleaner than when I started racing and doesn’t shift as well.
It took about 40 seconds to run the oval coming in to the finish line. To hear my name. To have a crowd of strangers go wild. To know that I accomplished what I set out to do several years ago. And I tell you my friends – it was TOTALLY worth it. My feet will heal.
Full race report coming once I have the mental energy for it.