Sunday, July 24, 2011

Surprise! I am blogging while racing an IRONMAN!! Video included....

First, WATCH!

Did I just say, "Sweatings?" Yeah, I think I did! Hahahahaha! New word? Eh, no....haha

This is me at the start of my first triathlon, the SBR Sprint in Harriman State Park on June 1st, 2008.

To the finish of my latest triathlon

I went from almost dead LAST in my age group to dead FIRST in my age group in a span of 4 seasons. Took me a bit to get there, but I got there and am excited to embark on the last distance unknown to me, the Ironman.

I have met some amazing people:

To burning myself:

To being bit by a dog:

To turning into a zombie:

It has been fun, and it will continue into the future. Thank you for following!

Happy Training!


  1. The Country of Texas Approves this post Jon!

    You are probably around the 70mi mark about now and we are all sending you positive thoughts!

  2. I caught this right as you were completing the bike. Congrats!!! I will continue stalking until the end... so just a few more hours :)

  3. You have come a long way and it proves that hard work pays off! I'm sure you're running right now - hope those legs feel light as a feather. :) Way to go, Ironman!!

  4. As my compatriot from Texas said .... this is approved by TCofTX

    You are now finished and an Ironman and you did awesome.

    Great job buddy!!!!!

  5. Great post! I hadn't seen that first photo before. You've come a long ways, and ..... you are an Ironman! Congrats.

  6. Even Ohio approves of this! Love it!

    Congrats - you are an IRONMAN!

  7. You did so amazing! Tracked you & Mandy all day. We had our cowbells out and rooted you on! Great job, Ironman!!

  8. Michigan approves as well!

    Congrats Ironman!

  9. I am so happy for you!! Congrats again

  10. Haha - love this. And congrats on how far you've come since 2008!! Go make sweats. ;)

  11. Haha, love it. No problem man, we all new you were going to crush this :) GREAT JOB!

  12. Great job, dude. You've been an inspiration to me all season as this is my first since jumping the sinking marathon ship and tackling the triworld.

    This is my first comment though I've been following the blog since i found it in April. I enjoy reading about all your tri's and tribulations since I'm just now experiencing most of them for myself. My second race ever was yesterday (a sprint in Waco 1:21:25/13th in 35-39) and it's super motivating to know that us regular humans can actually make the podium occasionally if we "do the work", as Steven Pressfield would say.

    Congratulations from another proud citizen of the Country of Texas.

    YOU. ARE. IRONMAN. (tm)

  13. Awesome job, I was following some on Sunday!

  14. so by now you're basking in the glory of being an ironman and hopefully you've showered too. congrats! :)


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