Tagged: Idaho


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...


Coeur d’Alene Bound

I’ve decided to do an Ironman. Ironman Coeur d’Alene on 6/22/08 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. I signed up for the race in a vague haze of post pregnancy confusion – just a couple days after Kevin was born. Maybe I signed up because I was feeling, well…fat? Maybe I signed up because I didn’t want my life to solely revolve around our new baby. Maybe I signed up because of the enormity of the goal. Maybe I just want to be called a “supermom” by somebody. It might be a little bit of all that. But mostly, I’ve always wanted...