Monday, April 14, 2008

I DID IT!!!

I am an Ironman!!!

Thank you SOOOO much everyone for all your support. I never felt alone out there. Yes, it was HOT (94 degrees) and, yes, we had unforeseen WIND (20 mph) but it made the victory of crossing that finish line all the more sweeter. I'm off to Atlanta now for a conference but will give a full in-depth race report (as always) when I return.

Entry Fee: $500
4-Night Hotel Stay: $600
Masters Swim Classes: $185
Bike Tune Up: $100
Crossing the Finish Line: Priceless

Finishing Time:
14:40:47
(not that it matters)

P.S. I will determine the winner of the lucky visor later this week. Thanks for playing!

37 comments:

beth said...

you are an ironman!!!!! insanely unbelievable...did you sign up for next year?

there are some people in this world that get knocked down. and when that happens, they come back stronger than ever...something tells me you are one of those people. congratulations.

CVSURF said...

Way to go Ironman! Now what about the tatoo?

Anonymous said...

congratulations! What an accompishment

Ryan Denner said...

WOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NICE WORK!!!!!!!

ps- dont get the tattoo

bunnygirl said...

Congratulations! I'm glad I didn't know what conditions you were facing or I would've worried! Instead, I never doubted you'd cross the finish line!

don said...

Yay Rachel. I was following along on IronmanNotSoLive.com Man that wind looked harsh during the bike. And the heat, Oy it looked hot. But you did it! Congrats!

Ange said...

AWESOME!!! Congratulations IRONMAN!!!!!!!! Nice goin out there in Tough conditions!

Leah said...

Congrats! Can't wait for the play-by-play!

Wes said...

Raaaaachel! You are an Ironman :-) Congratulations!!! Woot! Enjoy your down time!!

Cliff said...

Hi Rachel :)

..i look forward to the race report. I heard the temp is very hot there.

Mark said...

Awesome Rachel!! Look forward to hearing the full story.

Mallie said...

I hope you spend this week recovering with some yummy food and lots of rest while you bask in the glow of your fantastic accomplishment!

Sherry said...

CONGRATULATIONS

Woo-hoo!!! I can't wait to read your post-race report! I hope your conference is a short one... that way you can get back to what really matters-- tri talk!!!

:o) :o) :o)

Marcy said...

CONGRATS!!! I sooooo stalked your butt :P I can't wait to see this report ;D

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

Awesome! I live here and know exactly how hot and windy it was on Sunday. In those conditions, that's a great time!

Enjoy your recovery...in Atlanta?? Huh?

Britney Moss said...

Congrats on an amazing accomplishment!!

Shan said...

YAY YAY YAY! We did it! Doesn't it feel great?! It was definitely one of the happiest days of my life. Maybe Ill finally update my blog with a race report...

Congrats girl!!! :)

Everyone keeps asking me if I'll do another IM...and despite the aching pain in my quads, the answer is certainly YES. ;)

Sara said...

CONGRATS!! Woot Woot I'm so excited for you!!

I can not wait to read about it - have an awesome time in Atlanta!!

Shawn said...

You did it!!!! Congrats. Can't wait to read the race report!
Again WTG!!!!!

Formulaic said...

Way to go!

Congrats on finishing your first Ironman!

You trained for it, you deserved it, you got it.

Way to go!

Megan said...

Congrats!!!! My family cheered for you when they saw you on the run so you were just ahead of me! Sorry I couldn't move the legs fast enough to catch up with you and introduce myself - ha! But so excited for your accomplishment on such a BRUTAL day!

Rainmaker said...

Awesome job! You rock!

Now try and enjoy your recovery!

Kate said...

YAY!!!!!!

TriGirl Thea said...

WOOHOO!

You ROCK girlfriend!

Looking forward to reading the report!

don said...

I heard that 345 people DNF'd at IMAZ this year. Including 30% of the pros. You should be extra proud that you pulled it off under such tough conditions.

Mon said...

I heard this in the ozzy osborne mechanical voice at the beginning of his song....i am...iron man...
lol. Good for you Rachel, that's a huge accomplishment!!

TriSaraTops said...

Congratulations!!! Can't wait for the report!

IronMatron said...

congrats! You rock! i can't believe it was 94 degrees with 20 mph winds! Holy crap!
I can't wait to hear the race report.

Steve Stenzel said...

SSSWWWWWEEEEEEETTTTT!!!! It's all worth it, isn't it?!?

triguyjt said...

rachel gave them hell
in that inferno in arizona!!!!!!

way to kick butt in the desert

congrats

Bolder said...

congrats on a savage day!!!

RunBubbaRun said...

Congrats, great job out there in the heat...

welcome to the IRON Club..

Rest up.

Kevin said...

Congratulations ironman. I hope you are enjoying your time here in the ATL

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

Congratulations!! You are an IRONMAN!

Jen in Budapest said...

way to go! Must feel really great. :D
thanks for inspiring us all....

Coach Tammy said...

Sweet!!! I won't do that price breakdown for Ironman South Africa. If I see on paper how much it cost me, I might have to kill myself. Well, at least I'd be buried with an IRONMAN MEDAL around my neck!! Yeehaw!!! :)

theseamonster said...

Awesome!!!