I know it's a bit delayed but I needed some time to just soak up all the magic of the past couple of days. I'm tearing up just writing this.
So let me start by saying 'WOW'. I can't believe that I did it! That moment when @paul.kaye called my name on the red carpet, I couldn't believe that I had just become an IRONMAN. Those 14 hours and 7 minutes were some of the most fun hours I have ever had.
Swimming into the stunning sunrise I couldn't help but feel at ease. What a beautiful way to start a race.
The beasterly easterly wind had me working really hard on my bike but the ocean views were so breathtaking that the time seemed to fly past.
Running into the sunset was the defining moment for me. I decided right then and there that I was the luckiest girl in the world and that this day will be one I won't easily forget.
It's insane that a year has passed since I decided to give it a bash (I had stuff I needed to prove to myself) and man oh man, this has been one hell of a ride. I may have done the distance but all of you helped me get to that finish line.
So let me end this post by saying 'THANK YOU'. Thank you for always changing your plans to fit my training in and never complaining that I was always late.
Thank you for always encouraging me when it got a bit tough and listening to me bitch about how tired I was all the time.
Thank you for drinking water with me when you knew I really wanted wine.
And lastly, thank you for every message, phone call and hug before, during and after the race. I appreciated it all more than this little post could ever convey.
Now I'm off to go have some wine and be lazy for a little bit.
PS - I'm planning to wear my medal everywhere. It's the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.
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