Day before the race at bike/bag drop off - Ellie and Cheese
Lost in the sea of machines - but note to self- even though those bikes may cost thousands, they still have to be pedalled. No intimidation....
Last chance to get everything packed
My Iron Crew - Ellie, Dev, me, Cheese, Mom, and Adrienne
And the morning starts with Nolan - AKA Scuba Steve
"When you get hurt and all your sacrifice adds up to nothing...are you willing to put it all on the line again?" - Conrad Stoltz
Absolutely. - Megan
The Crew again (click to enlarge) - and some random guys that apparently didn't feel the need to step out of the picture.
Me in the middle
Me in the middle again - tight squeeze
The look on my face says it all (click to enlarge).
Happy as can be, on the way out to Loop #2.
Still having fun....
Wait - you say I have one more loop? Huh. Well, there goes my Kona qualifying time. Geesh.
And finally back home. All smiles after 7.5 hours on the bike.
"One more mile" - IM Able
"Success is my only mother f-- option/Failure's not/So here I go is my shot/Feet fail me not/This may be the only opportunity that I got." - Eminem
"And the people they were singing, I could hear 'em from the street/And my feelings they were stinging/I was submerged in my deffeat/But I smiled for a second, and for that second, I felt fine/PAIN IS A WALL I MUST CLIMB." -Michael McDermott
Euphoria. So much so that I didn't even hear the words I waited two years for: "Megan, YOU ARE AN IRONMAN!" They literally had to pry that banner from my hands (click to enlarge - the look on my face is priceless).