Holy smokes. Right now, I feel like somebody should be shaking my shoulder, saying, “Leah, Leah–wake up–you’ve been dreaming.” Did last week really happen?!?
We’re back home. There’s a lot to process but rest assured you will see a QUITE lengthy race report popping up in a few days. But first, I have to get some really important things said:
To anybody who rode with me, slogged along, swam, and/or pushed me out the door to a workout, thank you so much. I couldn’t have finished without those six months of workout after workout after workout. You folks ROCK.
For my buddies who sent encouragement, spectated (there and here), and sent good vibes my way throughout the day, you really made me feel loved.
My wonderful, wonderful coach and friend Amy: you put it all together and ALWAYS believed I could do it. What a gift! Thank you for sharing this (and yourself) with me.
Cathy, my best friend and the best training partner anyone could ever have–we really did it! Rock on, mama.
And most of all, thank you to my wonderful, beautiful, loving family. Nothing has ever meant more to me than that group hug in the finish area–nothing. I couldn’t have done it without you.
I love you all.