Monday, November 29, 2010

When Life Gives Your Lemons, Go To An Ironman Finish Line

I argue there are few things more electric than an IM finish line with 10 minutes to go until midnight.  Some are more electric than others, for sure, but undeniably the emotions wrought after 17 hours of physical exertion, heat, and more citrus-flavored carb and electrolyte products than any human should ever have to ingest are some of the truest a person will ever experience.  And watching them experience those emotions never fails to make my misty-eyed.

Hey, what can I say?  IM and Disney movies.  Oh, and the end of Schindler's List...and Braveheart too...and that Visa commercial for the Olympics where the sprinter's father helps him cross the finish line after he tears his hamstring mid-race...

But back to the finish line...


Life really is so much better with a big screen on which you can watch yourself run to the finish line with the detritus and ravages of 10+ hours of racing clearly visible.  Like that Ziploc of Vaseline I stuck in my sports bra back at 7:40 AM.  Yummy.

Ladies and Gentlemen, your last ass over the pass award recipient of IM Cozumel 2010:


16:58:40.  Now that is what I call a long day at the office.  She deserves every ounce of respect that comes with being called an Ironman.  I hope she wears the finishers medal home under her clothes.

2 comments:

Peter said...

Glad to have met you at the airport! Good job in CZM! :)

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