Monthly Archive: July 2008

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Ish Dash Eeeeee (My July Update)

Mom and Dad both know how much I love electronic gadgets. What they don’t know is that I am currently using their laptop to write a blog entry about what I did this past month. Probably the biggest news in the last month is that I’ve been practicing my walking.  It’s obvious when my parents are encouraging me to walk…so at those times I revert back to crawling just to annoy them.  My Dad did capture me once last week with the video camera doing some of my best walking. See the video clip below. I’ve also been busy with...

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Heather, YOU are an Ironman!!!

That’s what they said when I crossed the finish line. I did it! I really did! I’m happy to say that I finished a full Ironman in 13 hours, 38 minutes, and 51 seconds. And I finished without medical attention. It was a long, long day, so this is a long, long post. If you want the “executive summary,” read the paragraph below. The cannon went off promptly at 7am. I swam 2.4 miles in 59 degree water in 1 hour, 6 minutes, and 2 seconds. I was about 1 minute slower than my projected time, but the times overall...