This weekend has been coming for over ten months.
Ten months of training.
Endlessly, tirelessly, and furiously training.
For what? you might ask?
A 2.4-mile swim
A 112-mile bike ride
A 26.2-mile run
ALL IN THE SAME DAY.
My sweet hubby has been training for this for nearly a year. Throughout all that training, he worked through the diagnosis of his mom’s cancer, two of her surgeries, my surgery for an ovarian cyst (no cancer, thankfully), and ultimately his mother’s death.
His mom, Lynn, was supposed to be here for this event. To cross the finish line with him as a cancer survivor/fighter, but the dang disease took her October 24th, 2011.
So, he runs this race in memory of her.
His Dad is coming in Lynn’s place so this race, although an accomplishment to complete the training in itself, holds special meaning to us all.
I hope you will join in and cheer my sweet hubby on.
CLICK HERE for the link to the Ironman Site. The race is today SUNDAY the 20th. It starts at 7am (AZ time.) My hubby, CHARLIE, is bib number 1580. You can even track his progress on that site. Super cool!!
So, send up your thoughts and prayers that he is safe, healthy, and can finish! I’ll be down there the entire day so if you’re in the area, keep an eye out for me. I’ll be the one frantically cheering on my sweet hubby! Come by and say hi!
Have a super weekend