I have heard it said, that it takes a village to "raise an Ironman." I am not the best writer, and will never articulate my appreciation as deeply as I feel it, but I will certainly try!
There are more people I should thank! Everyone on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter - leading up to, during, and after the race - sharing great ideas and such huge support. It is so motivating and inspiring to share this journey with such awesome people. My "up north" family (Mom, Dad, Jay, Ian, Meg, and Dave) gave me support and a great place to train. They have taught me how to be strong for my whole life - Sunday I got to use those lessons completely!
I would like to say Thank You to - in no particular order (well mostly):
- Dr. Jessica Halverson at Team Rehab Shelby Annex: Jessica is the PT that I found after the motorcycle accident two years ago. I was so happy to get back on her schedule with the hip injury after Mt. Clemens marathon in April. I knew she would push me to continue to get strong - WHILE I trained for the Ironman. I had ZERO hip pain during the race! Thank you!!!
- My Tri-Buddies - Laura and Genie:
- My amazing family:
- My Best Friend:
I will post a "race report" in the next day or so. I am still working on how to explain such an amazing day...