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I am an Ironman! and, it was quite a battle! In fact, almost everything went wrong.. I was on my way to breaking 13 hours when my bike chain snapped in two (I thought my day was over, though luckily race support had it fixed within a half hour) my calf muscle popped again, then the cramping all over my body took over.. then I got the most excruciating blisters under my feet forcing me to walk a lot of the marathon (a 7 hour marathon is atrocious, I may have to horrify you with photos of the blisters so you see why) but, I kept fighting and made it happen.. crossing the finish line 18 minutes shy of the official cut off at midnight - the 17th hour.. before spending two hours in the medical tent with an IV to rehydrate myself.. Despite all the issues that went wrong for me, the most incredible support from my family, coaches, and teammates helped to make sure that it was one of the best days of my life!!
I killed it! I broke 6 hours at the very warm, windy, and hilly Tupper Lake half Ironman today.. by 14 minutes!! Which is 38 minutes faster than my best half Ironman! I am so happy!!!
..but that’s just the bit you do at the end of an ironman!? What the hell did I get myself into?!