Sunday, November 05, 2006

"Go, You Canadian Bas****, Go!"

Was how my friend a. maria put it at one frustrating moment yesterday, during a marathon (get it?) IM convo we were having while watching Ironman online together (apart). We had a virtual screamfest.

Another theme was how do you do it?? How do you swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 mile, and THEN run a marathon? We saw piles of runners at the half-marathon point and they all looked as chipper as if they were out for a stroll in the park.

I don't know how they do it, but I do know two people who gave it their all yesterday. Give a BIG shout-out to Nancy Toby who turned in a fine, fine effort, and another one to the man of the hour (week? year?) Bold, who finished his first Ironman in under his "dream" goal time.

Take a bow, lady and gentleman. And a rest. You deserve it.

And another shout-out to me for winning the local pool for guessing Lance's NYC finish time. I said: 2:59:59. Official time? 2:59:36.

I so win. (I wonder what exactly, I win?)

Oh, and one more shout-out to my friend P., who finished NYC in a blistering 3:52:34.

I don't know about you, but I'm exhausted. I can hardly wait to get back to work.

8 comments:

Bex said...

Biggest loser - the one furthest from the winning time - has to buy a round of drinks for the others. I think P. is buying ....

KT said...

If you can predict times like that, you should somehow channel that into a new gambling career.

a.maria said...

i think you forgot.. "bike faster you pasty canadian, bike faster!!!"

hee hee. he'll be so pleased to know i was frustrated with his ALMOST 20 MPH AVERAGE.

shoot me now. that just makes me sick.

Dori said...

Nancy Toby swam for almost 2 hours! I couldn't even last 15 minutes. Bold and Nancy are phenomenal athletes.

m said...

Can I bring you to the track with me, buy lotter tickets, las vegas?

BTW you and bex are super interesting. May not comment a lot, but a daily favorite read.

L*I*S*A said...

WOW...way to go, big winner!!

Rae said...

I love that you guys had a pool on Lance's time!! That's awesome and congrats on winning it!!

Bolder said...

thanks for your support and encouragement all through this journey.

your post title reminds me of one of my father's favorite jokes when i was a kid... someone would say 'How long you been married?'... my father would turn to me and say 'How old are you Greg?'...

whatever my response was, he would subtract one and respond...