I am an Ironman Again!

I did it!  Second Ironman completed in 7 months on Sunday in Coeur d’Alene. It was the most brutal day of my life racing in 105 degree heat. Like nothing I have ever experienced nor would I want to again. However, in the midst of big challenges, while sometimes on the brink of complete despair and my body wanting to shut down, I found moments of great joy and felt God blessing me.

More details and pictures to come once I get home and recover a bit.  I sincerely thank you all for the many Facebook, Twitter and text messages that encouraged me all weekend long.   Thank you to my amazing husband and friends that were out there in the record breaking heat just as long as I was cheering me on, you each deserve a medal too.  Thank you to my friends and family (my sister that flew in to stay home with my kids) for your support throughout my training and every day of my life giving me the strength to continue on this journey.  Lastly thank you to God for carrying me and the other athletes safely through the day, I gave my all for your glory.

 

2 thoughts on “I am an Ironman Again!

  1. I’m so happy for you, Beth!! I tracked you throughout the day and you rocked it.
    I was just four hours north of Coeur d’Alene and was uncomfortable in the heat when I wasn’t being active. I can’t imagine completing an Ironman in that.
    Can’t wait to read more!!
    And serious kudos to your spectators. They definitely deserve medals, too!

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