We have a rough draft of who is staying with us in the hospital/hotel for recovery, and who will be keeping the kiddos. We have great support from family and friends. Also, work has been a huge blessing as I’m able to take short-term disability for the 6-8 weeks (hopefully) of recovery. Getting the endoscopy scheduled around the holidays has been a challenge. Still working on that. Some places are booked two months out. It’s crazy.
Ironman 70.3 Wilmington 10/21/2017:
The Ironman 70.3 in Wilmington NC was absolutely amazing. It was a tough race, but an incredible experience. I had been training for most of the year and it all ended with a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike ride, and 13.1 mile run. My time was 5 hours and 37 minutes. I was 52 out of 100 in my age group. Certainly nothing incredible from a time standpoint, but I was very happy to enjoy the race and complete it without issues. The weather was amazing, the crowd and volunteers were perfect. The Ironman brand knows how to put on a great race. It will not be my last, but it will be my last with a stomach.