Tuesday, November 07, 2006

257 + 1 Finished Ironman Florida 2006

'BoomerNation, Ironman Florida is done.

Wow.

I mean, WOW!

There's so much to write about and so little time because there's so much to do here at home and work. I will post a full report and give you the skinny on an epic and monumental day.

I took 257 names of those fighting, surviving, or have passed away from cancer across the finish line in 14 hours and 36 minutes. This is only one of many things that stand out about the Ironman Florida experience. It is also the thing I am most proud about the day.

Stay tuned...

21 comments:

Wendy said...

Boomer, an awesome accomplishment, in so very many ways. Congratulations!!! We'll look forward to the race report!

Iron Pol said...

You should be proud of your accomplishment. I know there are a lot of people both in and out of the TBC who are proud of you.

I hope that any and all race reporting takes a back seat to ensuring your health is good (i.e. the x-rays you promised your doctor you'd get).

Jeremy said...

Congratulations Boomer! I am honored to have provided you with one of your 257 names. Your achievement and commitment to your cause means a lot to me.

rocketpants said...

Awesome job!! Looking forward to hearing a more indepth report of the day and everything. Congratulations.

Barb said...

I'm so proud of you! Got to watch you cross the finish line via streaming video! It was awesome!

Can't wait to hear all about it!

Allez said...

Congratulations!!! I was tracking you during the race! Take care of yourself and go see the doctor now :-)

Flatman said...

AWESOME, way to go, man! You rocked it!
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George "Geo" Cobb said...

Congrats Boomer! Thanks for taking the AR Children's Cancer Center kids over the line with you!

Lance Notstrong said...

Way to go "IronBoomer", you're the man!!!

Pixie said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I was thinking about you all day and am so glad to hear that you had a great race. Way to go, and thanks again for honoring my mom.

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tri-mama said...

It was such and awesome thing to meet you and your wife! and to race together-the only sad moment was saying goodbye and realizing there is never enough time to spend with the good people placed in your life. Hope to do it again soon!

Comm's said...

you were such a good friend out there. Glad we got to kibitz

LBTEPA said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

RunBubbaRun said...

Great job, awesome day for you, especialy after being sick and all the crazy stuff before IM. Can't wait to read about your IM race. You are
IRON BOOMER now.

Papa Louie said...

Congratulations, TriBoomer on what sounds like a great Ironman finish.

Running Rabbit said...

You are so awesome! And I can not tell you how HAPPY I was to be phone call #2!! :-)

Now...get that plane ticket to come see me!!

LoneStarCrank said...

It was great seeing your progress on Ironmanlive. I couldn't help but smile knowing so many people -- in spirit and name -- were with you along for the loooong ride.

Great job and BIG CONGRATS! You are an Ironman in many ways!

Fe-lady said...

Great accomplishment made even sweeter that you did it for others!
How are you feeling? How DID you feel during the race with your illness? Doesn't matter tho does it, 'cause YOU ARE AN IRONMAN!!!
Whooopeeee!

IM Able said...

Congratulations, Boomer, for putting so much out there of your self and for others. You are a man with integrity and great value! Can't wait to hear the full race report, but for now...I seem to remember they're waiting for you in x-ray???

ironjenny said...

Hey Boomer - great meeting you and J at IM - you guys are awesome! THanks so much for adding Coach John's name to your list of TNT honored patients for your race.
I set up my blog, but still need to, like REALLY set it up. So keep checking.
Can't wait for the next big race/ reunion!

Vickie said...

Boomer, thanks again for carrying all those names. They might have helped you get to the finish line, but you might be helping to save their lives. Congratulations on a job well done!