Wednesday, September 4, 2013

I'm married to an IRONMAN!

  A huge milestone stone has happened in my husband's life in the last week and a half. And although he did turn 30 last Friday that is not the milestone I'm talking about. Matt completed his first Ironman. I am so proud of him. It is such an awesome accomplishment. It was a long day for all of us, even though Caffrey and I didn't race. I could give you all the details I remember, but my husband says it so much better. If you haven't already read it, check out his race reports from the swimbike, and run
Matt & our buddy Josh after completing Ironman Louisville

  So since Ironman Louisville Matt has been taking it pretty easy as far as training goes, and he totally deserves it. But I on the other hand have not. I've got my first 70.3 coming up in five and a half weeks. After spectating at a 140.6 event, it makes me nervous about my 70.3, even though it's half the distance. I will say that this will not be the fastest 70.3 out there. My goal is to finish before the cut off. First of all, I am not a fast triathlete to begin with, and second I have a nine month other baby that is exclusively breastfed which takes precedence over my longer workouts. So in other words a lot of my workouts are geared around the baby and Matt's schedule. It's pretty exciting to look back over the last three weeks to see what I've been able to get accomplished in my training schedule. I've been able to ride a 48 mile and 50 mile outdoors and run 10 miles three times. I've done a couple longer swims, but I've been trying to put more time in on my rides and runs, because that is where I believe I can improve the most. 
Just after registering for Rev3 Anderson

  I'm excited to see what I can accomplish in the next couple of weeks. Here I come Revolution 3 Anderson 70.3!!



  1. You're going to do great at your 70.3!!! I know you'll surprise yourself and just feed off the adrenaline and enjoy the time out there :)
    And so proud of Matt - what an amazing accomplishment!

  2. You rock, Jenn! I'm so proud of you, and I'm stoked about you doing your first 70.3! It's going to be an awesome day, and I can't wait to cheer you on all the way to the finish line!!! Caffrey and I will be rooting for you!

  3. Also, I liked that this was Matt's "first" Ironman ;)

  4. Sooo very proud of you! It could be a time of excuses...but instead you are making this thing happen! Will be praying for you that day and you will finish!!!!! (Kinda makes you smile when you think of the Disney Tri...the good ole days)