Wednesday, August 1, 2012

My iron man

A few weekends ago my husband thought it would be fun and challenging to commemorate turning 40 by doing a half iron man race. 

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This breaks down as follows:

Swim: 1.2 miles

Bike: 56 miles

Run: 13.1 miles

I am pretty sure that when I turn 40 I will think of a much more fun and far less taxing way to commemorate the occasion. 

But that’s just me.

I drove down after the race started, and arrived at some point during his bike ride.  So the first glimpse I had of him was when he came in to the bike area to transition to the run.

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He was still smiling. 

And he was still moving!

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And saw him again about halfway through the run.

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Of course he had to stop briefly for his adoring fans.

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And then, 70.3 miles  and about 6.5 hours later, he finished!

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We are so proud of you!!

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8 comments:

Connie Weiss said...

Wow....and he looks pretty good at the end!

Great job!

Kaci said...

Our hubbys are so similar...Jon always asking for race entrys for presents...really??!

WTG!! AMAZING!

Norm said...

Awesome job Mickey!

Brian Miller said...

blood from chaffing...omg...now he is a man...on my 40th i might choose the beach...haha...

Three Js said...

Awesome...glad you could be there to document the big accomplishment!

Annie said...

Wao, big accomplishment.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Man that is intense. LOVE the photos. AN ouch on the last one!!

Bliss said...

That is so awesome. The finishing of the race. definitely not the chafing.