Saturday, October 21, 2006

MORE SIGHTS OF THE 2006 IRONMAN TRIATHLON

Wow. What a day!!! We have had a lot of fun. We ended up preparing for the runners from 11 until about 2, when the first place runner finally made it after more than 7 hours of swimming, biking and running. We handed out water, gatorade, ice, sponges, Power Gel, oranges, bananas, and yelling our voices out until almost 4 p.m. here. It's 5:30 here now, and we are letting our kids rest a little while doing some mundane things like laundry before we head back out to watch more racing at the finish line. Also, Tara's best friend from Fayetteville, Arkansas, is flying in tonight and we will be picking her up.
REMEMBER THAT YOU CAN ZOOM IN ON ANY PICTURE BY CLICKING ON IT!

Is that the first runner???







No, just me horsing around before the first runners arrived.


The real Ironman is below. Unfortunately, we missed his face in this picture because he missed the drink and, as you might imagine, had a few choice words for the young man holding the drink. What was fun for Tanner, our seven-year old, is that he stood at the beginning of the aid station handing our sponges (as did Keaton, our five-year old), and This Ironman took two sponges from Tanner!




Runner # 2 goes briskly by -->
The Ironman In third at our station.


The woman in first at our station.


The next two are fun shots shortly later. We are probably still in the top ten finishers here. You can see that both boys just handed out sponges, with water dripping down in one, and in the other you see the pure joy Tanner is experiencing at helping these runners finish strong.



Click on this one and see the ice raining down.

What a day!

1 comment:

martyduren said...

I thought you were in the thing! *extreme disappointment*