IM in Training: FINISHERS!

Linda & Harriett
December 01, 2008 • 5 comments





I could not believe it the day after, and I still cannot believe it a week later. For the past seven months, John & I have been training six days a week for anywhere from one to five hours a day. It was easy at first and progressively got harder as the volume increased. We turned down dinners, concerts, weekends away, countless beers, our dog got pudgy, we woke up before the sun, we ate whatever we wanted and were cranky when we couldn't, we trained in the summer heat and the cold mornings of early fall. We did it to prove to ourselves that we could. And we did. We crossed the line when all bodily signs pointed towards stop/rest/quit/sit. John said it was the most humbling experience of his life. I could not agree more.

[photos by Lizzy]

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Linda & Harriett
elisabeth
December 01 2008

Congratulations you two! You’re like super-heroes or something.

Tommy
December 01 2008

It’s so great to work for something that long and the see it pay off. Way to go!!

Anonymous
December 01 2008

Aww…your dog got pudgy..I can picture it. Congrats on the Ironman. Now it’s your turn to get pudgy. :0) marie-isabelle

southern daze
December 02 2008

The pictures are fantastic and I really appreciate you sharing them with us. I’m fairly certain I’ll never be at an Ironman competition so it was nice to see an “inside view.”Your emotion jumps right off the page! Congratulations on completing something you worked SO hard to attain and for proving you can do anything you set your mind to. Bravo!!

Joanna Goddard
December 02 2008

oh my goodness, congratulations. AMAZING.

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