Tuesday, September 13, 2011

IM Wisconsin, the short version

So wow. I will update this more when i have time, its been a crazy return to home since the race. I now realize why people go to an IM earlier than they think they need to, bc its nuts. I thought 70.3's were crazy, this was insane. But I am so happy with how it went overall, and in true Julia fashion I have had to step back and enjoy the good of the day and not focus on the "what I can do better next times." 

The volunteers, the weather, the venue, my friends and family, all of it was just amazing. I couldnt have asked for anything more ..other than not having major stomach issues after about mile 6. But I digress, and learned that IM is not about one mile, or one gel or one bottle or one stomach ache. It's about putting it all together and figuring out how to make it work. 

I will do my best to write a good blog on this soon, as of today i can finally eat again:) YAY. And my energy is coming back. Nothing is planned officially for 2012, but i will say this. When i finished, and as I was "resting" as my sister told my parents ( ha) I told Rich this was miserable and I was never doing it again. 

This morning I called him at work to ask him if he would divorce me if i signed up again.

hmm.....

7 comments:

Beth said...

Oh you are so hooked Julia. HAHAHA!!! You are totally signing up for another next year I know it!! Congrats Ironwoman. So well deserved!!!

Michelle Simmons said...

Ironman is addicting. Welcome to the club! Lol.

SSB said...

Do it. Do it. They're easier the second time v

Pharmie said...

Yep, totally addicting :) Congrats again!

LittleRachet said...

Other than the bucketlist-ers, most of us want to do it again because we feel like we have unfinished business to deal with. What if my nutrition didn't blow up on me? What if I had not gone too hard on the bike? And then we fork over the cash for "just one more chance". Go ahead and plan that if you do the second, it won't be the last one you do either.

Welcome to the club ironman!!!

Kim said...

yay julia! cant wait to read your race report!!

Heidi Austin, PT, DPT said...

sick sick addiction.... you think we would learn that the first time around.... guess not :)