Thursday, July 22, 2010

Our Favorite Ironman

Garth's youngest brother, Joe, competed in the Coeur d' Alene Ironman this year. One year ago, he didn't own a bike, didn't really know how to swim, he was a great runner but had never run a marathon.
This year. . .

2.4 mile swim

112 mile bike

26.2 mile run

12 hours and 12 minutes!!

We went to Coeur d' Alene to cheer him on at the finish. Theresa told us he was wearing a blue shirt with white stripes (the one in the bike picture). We were all watching people finish and clapping for them but were very focused on finding a blue shirt coming down that last stretch. All of a sudden Tony says "hey that's Joe" He was literally right next to us reaching his hand out. We almost missed him and didn't get to give him the big whoops and hollers we had planned on.
The funniest thing was Garth and I both saw him coming but only noticed the "crazy pink shirt on that guy."
Congratulations Joe!

1 comment:

Heather said...

That is crazy!!! After doing a marathon and cannot begin to think about a complete iron man. Seriously, it makes my stomach turn. Someday I will do another sprint tri- maybe even olympic distance, but nothing more, I am sure of that.