But still. When Logan announced awhile back that he was going to do the St. George Ironman, I think of all of may have first thought "wait really?" An Ironman. That is a very serious thing. The people I knew who were Ironman finishers were also people who had done things like won Paralympic Gold Medals.
My brother is a determined dude though and with the support of his lovely wife, he trained his guts out and invited us all to St. George to watch him cross the finish line. It's a wacko time at work and I wasn't sure if taking a few days off was a good idea but when I talked to my Ironman friend Susan I realized it wasn't even a question. You go. So Thursday night I flew to Las Vegas and got picked up by a van full of sleeping nephews, one of whom was THIS guy who we had tried to shake loose back in December.
|Luke Clifford-no one knows where those blue eyes came from|
|Racing with Morgan|
|Aunt Katie brought markers. Oops.|
|Watching finisher video|
|Oh Cafe Rio. We must.|
|Brother, nephew, happy girl|
|After years of seeing these at other races I had to make them for the boys|
|Surprise Callie visit-no one can keep a straight face|
|I can't event..|
Emily and Tasha and I snuck downtown to see if we could catch him at the transition from bike to run. And we could!
|Getting sunscreened up|
|His St. Christopher medallion|
|Hey cool guy|
|Off he goes|
|Seriously, my heart|
|Emily and Kristen showing some love|
It was such an amazing day and so fun to be there with so many of my all time favorite people. I really, really needed the break from all things Olympic and it was nice to go on walks and drink Diet Cokes with coconut puree and hold babies and talk and talk and talk.
I'm so proud of Logan. And thrilled with all these cute in-laws I have who love and support my siblings.
I got back last night and work was breakneck speed at usual today. It didn't stop and I have to catch up but this was the right thing to do. I am proud of a lot of things these days but I'm mostly glad that I still have my priorities straight. With these people is the best place I could ever be.