I now need a nap!
What an AMAZING, AWESOME, SPECTACULAR, CHALLENGING DAY!!
I had many goals for this race. All of which were process goals rather than a time goal. I have to admit had I kept the time goal that I had at the beginning of the year, the goal that was making miserable during training, then perhaps I'd be disappointed with my time result. Rather I'm completely ecstatic over my performance yesterday! I'll admit it too, although it may sound conceited, I'm very proud of myself.
The entire day I was given signs from the Universe that reminded me of my family and friends. I knew everyone was right there with me for every stroke, pedal and step. It was a wonderful feeling and I'm ever so grateful for it.
I promise to write more later, but for now I hurt and I need rest. A lot. I sneezed and had I not been sitting I likely would have dropped to the floor. Apparantly you work your core a lot in these things. Oh, and my legs? They hate me. My knees don't want to bend and my hip flexors are now useless. This made getting in and out of the van, not to mention walking up stairs, quite tricky.
Oh, my 'walk of shame' as Gregory calls it, with a big arse bag of Bridge Mixture has been postponed. They don't sell it here!! Sheesh.
Thank you to everyone who sent their positive vibes and were able to keep track of where I was. I felt your energy out there and that kept the smile on my face for 140.6 miles!!!
Love and hugs to everyone!!
Peace out my friends - I am an Ironman!!!