6th November 2005
This morning, registration opened for the 2006 Ford Ironman Triathlon in Panama City, Florida. Two guys from church had talked about doing it, and Brian had decided he wanted to tackle the Ironman distance race as well. The registration opened at 9am, and they knew it would sell out fast, so you had to register online. Brian went biking with a friend this morning, and he came home a bit late, just 40 min before church, jumped in the shower, and yelled to me that he had to register before church. I was GRUMBLY because I did NOT want to be late. It only took a couple minutes to register and we were at church just as the music was starting. The guys from church hadn’t registered yet, and they were racing to do it after the service ended. We’re still waiting to see if they managed to get their registration in on time… The race includes a 2.4 mile swim in the ocean, a 112-mile bike, and a 26.2 mile marathon. Brian’s done a half-ironman distance triathlon out in Californa, known as the “World’s Toughest Half-Ironman”. I’m sure you’ll hear much more about the Ironman training and adventure to come!