Monday, September 17, 2007

140.6 miles...and then some



Well it is official, this past Saturday-September 15- Tim completed an Ironman distance triathlon. or those who don't know this is the grand daddy of all triathlons (Swim 2.5, bike 112, run 26.2...MILES). Tim chose a great event because not only is it rated as one of the most challenging courses in the western US but this year they altered the race do to a fire and actually extended the race by a bit more than 10 more miles.


What was Tim's secret? GO and STOP. He wrote these words on his arms so when he needed some encouragement he could see them. Why GO and STOP? It means GO harder and STOP whining! Cute huh? Maybe we should write that on all our boys' arms... or at least the STOP part. :)


16 comments:

Doreen said...

GO Timmy GO! You're an inspiration. You should have kept running to California - we miss you!

My Many Coloured Days said...

I am very impressed! Am also sending my boys to the tatoo parlour with specific "go" "stop" instructions!

Lyss said...

i think the secret is.....he's crazy. Congrats on the race Tim!!!

Mom Debbie said...

Great job Tim! What an accomplishment... I think I need to write those words on my own arms.. Cuz right about now I need to GO a little harder. Keep it up and I'd like to say we'll join you next year, but ....Oh that would be a little white lie! But we are living the lifestyle! Does that count? Congratulations!!!

Shannon said...

i need to write that on my arm's daily!! That's so awesom!

LOVE the Blog shauna, I have just been reading a few posts and your family is adorable!!! I love the Lifestyle info too. So thanks for that! I now feel like i know you a little more. ;)

Shauna said...

Oh Tim! You are pretty stinkin' adorable. . . .I'll remember stop and GO! Congrats on a great finish!

Becca said...

It must be hard to be so awesome, fit, and amazing, huh!? Wow! That's all I can say! Congrats on another huge accomplishment! I'm with everyone else..go and stop..genious! :)

Joseph Barrett said...

Oh man, TIMMER'S you da'man again! And this brainiac "Go" "Stop" thing, dude how do you come up with this stuff? I gota admit... it would confuse me... half way into the swim thru the "dark monster waters" I would be thinking, "Can't stop, gota go or the monster's in this lake eat me!" After I get out of the water it would be confusing cuz no more monsters!!! That's why you are the genius and the ONLY one in the entire family to have an IRON MAN under his belt. Wait... maybe that came out wrong... lemme think about that...hhhhmmmmm.

easleyfamily said...

Wow! We are so incredibly impressed!!

Brooke said...

Congrats! I am so impressed... I too love the Stop and GO!

Shauna said...

I just went on a killer bike ride with Tim. . . I am so over the STOP and GO thingy! He's toooo tough for me. :)

Jeff Watson said...

Great job tim, My hat is off to you. I can't even pretend to understan what running 26 miles is like and do it after a swim and bike race is even more out of my thought process. Again, great job.

Joseph Barrett said...

Great pics of the IRON MAN TIM ... was this a pro photog dude... man you'll have to keep these and show your grandkids are GOOD YOU REALLY WERE when you turn into an old prune grandpa! Congrats TIM heck of an accomplishment!

Jen said...

Congrats Tim!! To think the underwater monsters even left you alone.....must have been the talkin to you gave them back in July! :)

Jen said...

Congrats Tim!! To think the underwater monsters even left you alone.....must have been the talkin to you gave them back in July! :)

Flat Tire God said...

ARHHHHH! Even despite all my efforts you still finished. I'll get you next time my pretty.