From IMLOU to IMCHOO and Being a Newlywed
Training and completing the Ironman was truly a test of what the rest of our lives as a married couple would be, and we grew and became closer because of it. By the time we crossed the finish line, I believe we were beyond ready and understood exactly what we were signing up for (no pun intended). I’ve yet to write a race report. One reason is that I’ve barely had time, being a newlywed and enjoying all the things I haven’t been able to do since we started training in March. But also because reflecting on that day is overwhelming. There’s no way I can put all my emotions into words. Let’s face it, my race report from my first half Ironman was like 5 pages long, and I was an emotional wreck WITHOUT getting married at the finish!
So, as I write out my training plan for Chattanooga, I’m realizing that this journey to Ironman could never be as sweet as the last. Jason and I crossed the finish line at Louisville, and embarked on a completely new journey, and every day has been more amazing and fun and happy than I ever could have imagined. Now we just have to figure out how to make 2017 even more amazing than 2016.