Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Thank you!

Well, Mighty M and I just (literally) walked into the front door, a little worse for wear but with many stories to share about the weekend.

First, though, a million thank you's to Adam, who did an amazing job keeping everyone up to date on my progress during the day. While I wish I could have stayed out there for longer, it was just fantastic to know that Adam was keeping everyone up to date as to the festivities of the day.  Adam, you're the greatest.  Seriously!

And a million other thanks are in order -- to my incredible family who had a blast all weekend, to my fantastic inlaws who supported me in abstentia with phone calls and words of support, and the astounding blogger community who I had the opportunity to meet and share stories with before the big day.  

So many thank you's.

And then there is a race report to compose, as well as myself to pull together.  I'm resolved that I made the right decision on Sunday, but I'm still wading through disappointment.  It's hard to want something so very much and find it so close at hand, but know it just wasn't meant to be.  There are many emotions to process and a story to tell, which I will very soon.  For now, we must go retrieve the second car at the airport and come home to hot soup, a rainy afternoon, and hopefully some rest.

But until I can share the details, please know that I had the most amazing time of my life this weekend and wouldn't have traded it for the world.

More soon.  For now, you have my love.


Laurie said...

I am so glad you enjoyed yourself out there even if the day did not end as you had dreamed. You are an inspiration to me and many others. Never forget that.

I am looking forward to the full report!

TxTriSkatemom said...

Relax and recover, sweetie, you deserve it. We can wait (but not too long) on the full report. You are still my rockstar hero!

Steve S. said...

I can't wait to hear the rest. This just breaks my heart. I'm SURE you made the right decision, and I can't imagine coming to that realization after all the work that we all put in. You're amazing.

LBTEPA said...

Glad you are ok - have a lovely rest :)

Spokane Al said...

I am glad to hear from you and will be very much looking forward to you upcoming recap.

Kim Ellis said...

Any other day - any other race and victory would have been yours. Whether you are a first-timer or competing again for the 10th time - these things happen. A friend of mine was unable to complete IM Canada because of the flu - nothing you can prevent and no fault of your own.

It was a VERY smart decision to stop and prevent further injury to yourself. Relax, recover and regroup - victory will soon be yours.

Thank you for your inspiration!

Pharmie said...

It was great to officially meet you out at MOO. I was so sorry to hear that your race didn't go so well. I can't wait to hear all about your experience, written in a way that only you can. Rest up and get back to us when you're feeling better!