If I say the phrase "I want to do another Ironman" please drop something heavy on my foot.
Finding your own real estate in an ocean swim - awesome.
Number of times I swallowed ocean water - once - yuck.
All the guys pulling and swatting at me during the swim - give it a rest boys. Seriously.
Cross - tailwind along the Queen K - excellent.
Seeing Natascha in the med van early on the Queen K - poor thing.
The massive wall of wind up to Hawi, going about 10 mph - not so much.
Drafting - explain to me why. Why and how you can draft at Kona. I don't get it. What is the point?
Realizing my watch broke on the bike - oh boy. Kind of makes me wish I bought that new Timex I had been spying all week.
The volunteer who gave me her Timex watch in the changing tent - what a woman.
Where oh where were the giant vats of sunscreen this year? I'm sorry - two people spraying 8 oz bottles of Kinesysis....didn't really cut it. This is the skin cancer burn my friends.
My bike shoes - I broke up with them at about mile 100.
The run - the first 8 miles were so fun.
The next 18 miles - not so fun.
Crapping 4 times over those 18 miles - again, not so fun.
Crapping in front of Seton the owner of Trisports.com - priceless.
We need to redefine your meaning of "fun" - when Seton said at mile 17 "I'm just out here now for fun."
Best sign observed - at Hawi turnoff "I get my wife back in 7 hours."
The last 4 miles of the run - longest miles of my life.
Best reply - guy at mile 5 that I said "come on, you can do it" - he said "I'm working on it."
Mile at which the giant blister on my right foot burst - 22.
Percent cloud cover - zero.
Most bizarre trend - compression socks on the bike and run - seriously?
Crossing the finish line - always emotional.
Eating pizza afterwards - good, for about 30 minutes before it left the body.
Number of toenails I will lose -probably 3.
On the menu for tomorrow - pancakes, crumb cake, ice cream, and coffee. for sure.
Point at which I had already eaten a bag of Reeses Pieces, a Fast Break and a Big Cup - 12 pm Sunday.
Number of people observed with yellow wristbands running on Sunday - two.
Kona my friends is in the bag! Yee haw! Thanks for all the notes, messages, and good lucks!!!