Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Ironman Lake Placid 2011

This race is in the books. It was, quite possibly, the race of my life.

We rolled back into Maine tonight after an incredible weekend of anticipation, nerves, support, hard work, determination, grit, pain, suffering, relief, joy, pride, and so much love from friends and family. 

I'll write my race report out...soon. Very soon. 

But here's the scoop in a nutshell. 

Finish Time:
10:19.21

7th Woman finisher of the race -  Pros and amateurs combined.

2nd Woman Amateur to Finish

and

1st place in my Division

I'm not sure I can put into words how all of this felt on Sunday.  But as I try to stand up off this couch and get into my bed right now, it's possible my neighbors will HEAR how I feel Now!! OUCH!

I spent every last cent that was in my bank. I'm broke. I'm bankrupt. Nothing was left out there.



It was a Great great day.

19 comments:

Pat said...

Ange you are amazing to me! I should work 1/4 as hard as you do! Think hot tub soaks and Icy Hot and Motrin! Good hard work pays off. Congrats to you. Love the blog and the photos.

Michelle Simmons said...

OMG that finisher picture in your header made my eyes well up in tears. THAT feeling right there is why we train like we do. Congratulations, Ange!! You earned every bit of that!!

tri like mary said...

Congratulations Ange! LOVE that finishing chute picture - pure happiness. I can't wait to read the race report.

Proud to be a TriMoxie athlete!!
mary

Pam said...

You're an animal!!! Can't wait to hear more. And please can you post a more complete pic of that adorable homemade sign!? It wasn't fully visible but it looks like the best sign in the world.

JenniferLeah said...

AMAZING
Simply amazing.
The new pic? That is amazing too!!

Congrats :) Looking forward to the RR

Beth said...

Oh gosh Ange...I'm with Michelle - your finishing picture on your header makes me teary eyed!!! So, so, sooooooooooo happy for you. I absolutely LOVE IT when people are rewarded for their hard, hard work. You earned every last bit of it! Congrats!!!!! KONA BABY!!!! :)

cheryl said...

yep, best picture ever! congrats on a fantastic day!

Alili said...

Wonderful finish line photo - congratulations!!!! Looking forward to the report!

Mary IronMatron said...

I love that picture!!!

Adrienne said...

Congratulations! What a well deserved accomplishment.

Christi said...

That is the absolute best news I have heard today. Congrats on a great race!

Swimming for ME said...

WOW!!! Reading those stats is pretty impressive. I am so proud of you and how all your hard work and dedication has paid off!!

kellietris said...

Congrats!! I was volunteering in T2 and saw you come through, you looked great for having just jumped off your bike!! Really happy to hear you did so well :) I've signed up for next year as my first Ironman, it was so motivating watching this past weekend... way to go!!!

Marni Sumbal, MS, RD said...

I Absolutely LOVE that pic of you finishing!! SO excited to read your race report. I am so happy you had the race of your life and everything came together. Just love it when that happens and you deserved it!

Kim said...

i was tracking you and mary all day and was literally screaming when you finished! congrats ange - well deserved my friend.

Kona Shelley said...

Freaking awesome, did LP X3 and I can say it's my favourite race of all! Congrats!

GoBigGreen said...

Congrats Ange, you make me want to do an IM. Oh wait. I am:) ha. And to know that you left it out on the course? you wouldnt have it any other way. Enjoy some rest:) Congrats!

Jennifer Harrison said...

No one is more excited about your race at LP than me! thanks for calling on sunday to give me the download! ENJOY your success, You worked hard for it !!!!!

Emilie said...

also crying at that finish line shot. if that doesn't say it all right there. I can't even imagine how proud you are.