Monday, July 5, 2010

Ironman Coeur D'Alene 2010

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 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)

The Food
Fisherman's Market

Will and Janie like their edamame, sushi, and seaweed impressed with their palates

Pilgrim's Market

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

Hudsons Hamburgers

quit possibly one of the best "burger joint" burgers I have ever had

seriously Dad, a double patty

The Race
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

Mom and Dad cheering along the triathletes
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
The finish
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

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