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,