4 weeks ago I finished my 1st Ironman on the podium – you can’t imagine on which height I was! Everything went easy before and during the race – I had no big trouble beforehand. What a great luck! But how did it look after the race? I couldn’t walk 4 days because my whole forefeet were one big blister! 1 night without sleep because of too much pain:-(
Then my flight back was a big mass at the beginning. It’s always amazing how arbitrary some people make their decisions. At the airport the man behind the desk told me I’m not allowed to take 1 piece over 20kg – but all in all I’m allowed to have 40kg. So I had 1 bag with 27kg – oh my dear! I had to unpack everything 30min before the plane was starting! My heart was pumping much higher than in any competition;-) 5min before check-in I arrived in the hall. And the best: at the next airport I had to wait 10 hours and were allowed to have 1 piece with 30kg!
Back home it was a big mass: 8 weeks away from our flat and I needed 3 days to get it back to normal. Between the spring-cleaning I met my family and friends. After 1 week of hanging around, went late to bed and didn’t do so much training I was really happy to get back to normal. But after 8 days I caught a really bad cold – and it’s still lasting:-( It’s always hard to slow down within 24hours! And I’m not really good in it – you can ask my husband;-)
But therefore I found time for other things… and I recovered my old hobby: photography! I have a new SLR! Juhu! And it made great pics…
Hope to go back to normal training the upcoming days – although I love taking pics, I love more my sport!!!