Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Greatest Spectating Experience of my Life

I've seen the Raiders beat the Broncos, I've seen the San Jose Sharks beat the Red Wings in the final seconds of the game, I've seen Barry Bonds hit the game winning home run, and I've seen Michael Jordan hit a game winning shot; but none of that compares to what I watched this past Sunday in Tempe, AZ when Jen became an IronMan. I was so proud and amazed that I really can't put it into words but I'm sure that my fellow spectators (Maritza, Deana, Dana, Inga, Josh, my Dad and Step-Mom, my Aunt Carol, and Arizona blogger Kelsa Lynn) all know what I am talking about. Watching the swim start was un-freaking-believable; seeing Jen come out of T2 to run a marathon after biking 112 miles was un-freaking-believable; and watching her run down the finish chute as Mike Riley announced that she was an IronMan brought tears to my eyes (Maritza was full-on crying and not for the first time that day). All of the details of the day will be revealed by IronJen in the days to come but let's just say that I was inspired by what she accomplished and I'm sure you will be as well.

9 comments:

Lotusphx said...

I 100% agree with you Zach! It was a fantastic moment in every way...

Alisa said...

I bet! You were the BEST spectator ever too, keeping all of us that couldn't be there up to date.

We're all so proud of Jen!

P.S. Nice trot on turkey day too! I know you've been having knee issues and haven't been running--totally amazes me that you can pull out such an awesome time on little to no training---I love all my FAST friends.

Dragonfly on the Water said...

Yes, we too are very proud & amazed at her achievement of IronJen. I was very choked up & had tears in my eyes when I saw her cross the finish, viewed via the internet. I loved the arm pump & smile. After following her all day, it was wonderful. You too as her coach, husband & friend should take a bow. You two make a perfect team all around.

Sarah said...

Yeah, I cry every time I read or see anything about this experience. You guys are awesome.

Marathon Maritza said...

Why ya gotta tell everyone I was crying? :-/

寶寶 said...

Gather roses while you may........................................

Anonymous said...

I am so glad you were there for her.
she counts on your support so much.

Anonymous said...

Oops forgot to sign off. Paul and Alice. Talk with you soon.

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