A Totally Awesome Weekend

Sunday, September 20, 2009


that was so awesome I had to break my blogging fast.

Okay, I haven't technically been fasting from blogging...it's more like it's just been very hard for me to lollygag in blogland and homeschool at the same time. And giving up sleep is not an option...so my blog has been ignored, and likely will continue to be over the school year...

but enough with the excuses and back to my aforementioned totally awesome weekend...



Mr. Smarty swam, biked and ran his way to the prestigious title of IRONMAN. That's right, he's an IronMan. Just like Robert Downey Jr. but without the ability to fly...and all the money. Yup, pretty amazing, folks.

Let me break it down for you:

Breakfast at the hotel began at 4:15 and consisted of 3 Ensures and a Cliff bar. Yum-yum. Don't you wish you could eat like that?



Into the water after a little weather delay, at 8 am.





Out of water at 9:28 am, after 2.4 miles in the lake.



Transition from wetsuit to bike gear, onto bike for 112 miles.









Off bike, fresh socks, start running at 5:30 pm for 26.2 miles. This is not Mr. Smarty. He was going to fast for me to get him. I warned him that he might get a speeding ticket, but he kept on truckin'.



Finished at 11:00 pm after running the ENTIRE marathon-A-Mazing!!!





Another runner took that photo, but Mr. Smarty says he likes it all out of focus like that...he says it's just about how he felt.

Half an orange, two IV's and three hours later, we made it back to the hotel, almost 24 hours from when it all began. Wonder if RDJr. can do that...

I miss you all-my sweet friends from blogland! More later, when I get a chance to breath,

18 Creative People Had This To Say:

southerninspiration said...

Wow, that's some feat!!! Whoa! congrats to the Iron Man!

Suzanne

Amy M in Indiana said...

I can't even begin to imagine this!! What an accomplishment --how awesome! I've done a mini-triathalon before, and that's enough for me --again, congrats to him!!

Jen said...

Amazing! Where was it?

summur braley said...

Great job! It is so amazing what our men can do :)

Aaron & Whitney Pratt (A&W) said...

SPEECHLESS- beyond impressed!!

imabirthmom said...

Yea! Congrats to Mr. Smarty! I was hoping that you'd blog about this. And I have missed you bloggy friend! :o)

care said...

UNBELIEVABLE! Congrats to your Iron Man! Most impressive!

Kristen, The Pajama Mama said...

Thanks for all the congrats-your comments encouraged my IronMan tons!

Just FYI, it was in OK City-with tons of red mud everywhere!

Andrea said...

So awesome!! Congratulations to him!! Wow, what an accomplishment.

Jenilee said...

how exciting! this was a fun post to read. :) Congrats!

Let it Shine said...

Wow, that is amazing.
Your kids are so cute! Saw that you were inPlano, and wanted to say "hello". I am in Frisco!

Take care,
Alyshia

care-in said...

What an amazing accomplishment...congrats!

Ruth said...

Congratulations to your husband. What an awesome accomplishment.

I think I'm tired from just reading it all.

Ruth

Aaron & Whitney Pratt (A&W) said...

We have an event in the morning 6-9 (I think) for Clothe a Child, and then, yes, I plan to make it out to the park at 10am! Yea, it will be so good to see you and all these beautiful kids!

Aaron & Whitney Pratt (A&W) said...

I am planning on being at the Park tomorrow for our Ethiopia Babies play date! Aaron won't be able to make it since he will be coaching soccer then, but i look forward to seeing some beautiful kiddos and catching up!!

Gina said...

Wow! Congrats to you and your Ironman-what an accomplishment.

Thanks for stopping by my blog too-have a great weekend.

Rachel said...

Hooray for the Iron Man. I can't even wrap my head around those distances--crazy! And remember, behind every great man is an awesome lady :) Love you guys.

Kayla said...

this is late but congratulations to matt! Jim just did a 1/2 yesterday.

HOW on earth did he train for that....Jim was working out all the time.

Congratulations Ironman Matt!!!


Will he do another one?