After 9 months of training….Ironman Coeur D’Alene finally arrived.
J and his friend Geoff both successfully finished with arms raised high.
I am so proud of both….it takes so much dedication, determination, and physical and mental strength to not only compete in an Ironman but to train for one. Well done!
Here’s a bit about our time in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho…
the boys practiced in the fridged but beautiful waters of Lake Coeur D’Alene (water was in the 50s)
While the boys practiced….Geoff’s family, Mom and Dad and I took a short hike on Tubb’s Hill
Geoff’s kids (Janie and Will)
Will and Janie like their edamame
, sushi, and seaweed salad…so impressed with their palates
we stopped for lunch and some local foods
what is a Yak you ask….
that is a Yak….mmmm
granola made in neighboring Spokane
local preserves and jams…huckleberry and cherry
I LOVE bin sections!!!
J says I get more excited about grocery stores than clothes stores…..I must agree
Ciao Mambo’s for some carbo-loading
Janie and the tour of Nachos all’ Italiana
Tootsie Rolls…paper thin whole egg wrappers stuffed with fresh ricotta
cheese, mozzarella and homemade pesto
my dish: Sun Dried Tomato and Broccoli Penne
Pasta Raveena… bowtie pasta, grilled chicken, sun dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts and mushrooms in a roasted garlic cream sauce
Gnocchi con Carne
& Lasagna with sauteed spinach
quit possibly one of the best “burger joint” burgers I have ever had
seriously Dad, a double patty
all ready to be an IronFan
2.4 mile swim
and they’re off…
the swim looked like the spin cycle of a wash machine
112 mile bike
I got so excited to see J on the course…
J and Geoff were happy to see some familiar faces on the course
it can be a tiresome day for spectators too 🙂
26.2 mile run aka a marathon
Geoff stopping to give some love to his family
the finish line in sight
as the announcer says as each person crossed the finish line…
Jeremy Schwertfeger, “You are an ironman!”
One happy man…Ironman that is.
Congratulating my 2x Ironman!
getting a pat on the back from his sister, Amy
to come… pictures form the rest of vacation…Glacier National Park, Yellowstone, & Grand Tetons
we ate good food, hiked wonderful trails, and saw lots of wild animals!
ps…we love our new camera
Until next time…
look good, feel good, do good