Wednesday, July 27, 2011

It is official - RunningMan is now an IronMan!

Back in March when I introduced the cast of characters that is my family, I shared that my husband was training for his first IronMan triathlon.  For those of you who may not be familiar with this type of race, it is comprised of a 2.4 mile open water swim, followed immediately by a 112 mile bike ride, and finished by a 26.2 mile run.  In other words, this event is no small thing.  I am very proud to share that after a full year of training, and nearly 12 straight hours of swimming, biking, and running this past weekend, my Running Man is now an IronMan.  I'll be back with more about our family's adventure later in the week, but in the meantime I'll post this photo taken just after his big finish.

Introducing IronMan (formerly known as Running Man) and his support crew.

Way to go, Babe...we're so proud of you!

"It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better.  The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the vest, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat."  ~Theodore Roosevelt

1 comment:

  1. WOW. What an accomplishment!! How will he celebrate?