Monday, April 21, 2008

That Will Be 26.2 Miles and a Doctor, Please

This old Ironman has met his nemesis of the marathon kind and its name is Boston. Never shall I say I don't respect the distance or the hills of this famed course. However, it's clear them thar hills don't respect me and for the second year in a row they handed me a Continental Army sized butt whipping.

But, more on that in a later post.

The short of it is I finished the race and set a personal record but, at a price. My barely healed and pre-race achy knees are now wrapped in ice compresses along with my right ankle. I paid a visit to the medical tent for an IV, serum sodium test, and massage. The doctor released me after warning me to increase my salt intake for the night.

Thank you to all that followed me online today. Also, a special shout-out to fellow tri-blogger Six Two Three Tries for greeting me on the course with a smile, a hug, and a hand written sign. You rock girlie!

Again, more in a later post.

For now, I'm going to get cleaned up and enjoy dinner, a glass of wine, and a desert the size of my head.

Stay tuned...

21 comments:

Tri to Be Funny said...

Dude--you have an amazing spirit! Congrats on another dramatic Boston finish :-)

Jamie said...

Nice job Brian! I was tracking you all day from my office, but wish I could have been road-side cheering you on.

I could tell the course was taking its toll, but was glad to see you finished strong. Now take care of that ankle!

Comm's said...

Injured but vertical across the line. good Job Buddy. You DID Boston with a PR.

Glory is forever and you did it for the right reasons. those that can't or couldn't. As painful as you may be right now, every name you read along the way thanks you.

TriGirl 40 (okay - 41) said...

Wow - congrats on the great job for such a tough race! Take care of those knees.

Kim said...

so so SO proud of you brian. makes me sad we didnt get a chance to meet up :( guess i owe you a trip to Tx since you have been to boston twice in a year!

i was keeping tabs on you all day long, bragging to my coworkers and friends.

youre incredible. congratulations!

TriScanner said...

Congrats! I followed you from my office all day. Good to see you made it on those achey knees, but go rest those tired legs!

Cliff said...

TriBoomer,

Get some good rest. :)

Shelley said...

...AND..i've totally seen you eat a desert the size of your head. CONGRATS Triboomer...run on!!!!

TJ said...

Congrats Boomer!
Way to knock out the PR!

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Brent Buckner said...

Congratulations.

Now heal and recover - and enjoy!

Iron Eric said...

Can't wait to hear more about your race. Well...it's come and gone. All to fast. I was one who went online and checked your progress. Pretty cool feature.

Iron Eric said...

Can't wait to hear more about your race. Well...it's come and gone. All to fast. I was one who went online and checked your progress. Pretty cool feature.

UntPawGal02 said...

Congrats and I can't wait to hear all about it!

triguyjt said...

way to go boomer...and make sure you give us good detail about all the great fans along the route, when you do your recap

keep icing

1HappyAthlete said...

Congrats on finishing your 2nd Boston marathon

Aaron said...

Good on ya, BB Boomer! That's two Boston finishes, at least two more than an awful lot of other people. Well done.

Bigun said...

Good grief! Looking forward to all the gory details. Sorry you had a rough time of it, but if it weren't hard, everyone (like Mrs. Tom Cruise...) would be doing it.

21stCenturyMom said...

You made it! (which is more than can be said for your RSS feed - ??)

I knew something was wrong by your pace but you got 'er done! Congratulations.

IronMatron said...

Congrats! Those hills come at a very special point in the race, don't they? For me it's always the downhills that kill me at Boston...
Congrats on a PR, though! Glad you came up north!

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

Congratulations on the PR. You're an inspiration for doing this (and so many other races) for a cause.

Heal up!