A Weekend of Fun and Remembering….

This weekend has been coming for over ten months.

Ten months of training.

Endlessly, tirelessly, and furiously training.

For what? you might ask?

A 2.4-mile swim

A 112-mile bike ride

A 26.2-mile run


Yes. This is IRONMAN!

My sweet hubby has been training for this for nearly a year. Throughout all that training, he worked through the diagnosis of his mom’s cancer, two of her surgeries, my surgery for an ovarian cyst (no cancer, thankfully), and ultimately his mother’s death.

His mom, Lynn, was supposed to be here for this event. To cross the finish line with him as a cancer survivor/fighter, but the dang disease took her October 24th, 2011.

So, he runs this race in memory of her.

His Dad is coming in Lynn’s place so this race, although an accomplishment to complete the training in itself, holds special meaning to us all.

I hope you will join in and cheer my sweet hubby on.

CLICK HERE for the link to the Ironman Site. The race is todayΒ SUNDAY the 20th. It starts at 7am (AZ time.) Β My hubby, CHARLIE, is bib number 1580. You can even track his progress on that site. Super cool!!

So, send up your thoughts and prayers that he is safe, healthy, and can finish! I’ll be down there the entire day so if you’re in the area, keep an eye out for me. I’ll be the one frantically cheering on my sweet hubby! Come by and say hi!

Have a super weekend

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14 Responses to A Weekend of Fun and Remembering….

  1. Amber Kallyn says:

    Such sadness and happiness at the same time. Good luck πŸ™‚

  2. Tara Fuller says:

    Sending good luck from North Carolina! My husband does triathlons so I know it’s an exciting time. πŸ™‚

  3. So sorry to hear about your loss. I lost my mom to the big C long ago and I miss her every day. Good luck in the triathlon!

  4. Lindsay says:

    Sending luck and best wishes from Connecticut

  5. That is awesome. Glad his father is able to be there. Cheering him on!

  6. Lisa Kessler says:

    Oh I hope it was a powerful day for him!!! I’m sure his Mom is with him in spirit and very proud of her son…



  7. Lindsay says:

    I saw on FB where your husband finished. Congrats to him, his father for being there and his mom for being there in spirit.
    And a special congrats to you for keeping all of us blog followers up with the latest training news.

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