Half IronMan Completed!


I did it.

I completed 70.3 miles! Half IronWOMAN, baby!!

(And in under 7 hours!)

There were amazing parts, super fun parts, parts where I thought I was going to die (no exaggeration there), and mind-blowing awesomeness parts.

{I’m the one waving}

But the BEST part of all?? I completed my 2 goals I had: I was thankful for the opportunity and DID enjoy (almost) every moment, and I FINISHED it.

3 things:

1. I will never ever do a full Ironman. EVER. So don’t even ask. 😉

2. Porta-potties have never been such a beautiful site.

3. My husband is the most amazing man on the earth. No question.

{Before the swim}

But more about that later–I have so many thoughts (and tons more pictures), but really wanted to enjoy my weekend totally away from ‘life’ & soaking it all in….so the recap post will be soon. PROMISE. {So sorry to leave you hanging with this teaser…}

Lastly, thank YOU for all your amazing comments, motivation, and kind words. You have NO idea just how much it meant to me to think about my awesome readers and how excited you all were for me to do this.

A goal was set, a lady determined, and a race OWNED.


Have a great Monday ya’all!

{I am off to teach BodyPUMP this a.m., work, and then teach Zumba tonight, so this should be, well, inttteerreessttinng. hah}

Peace <3


What is a goal YOU have set and OWNED recently?? What is something YOU did awesome over the weekend??

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  1. Juliet says:

    So excited to hear from you…was thinking about you this weekend & had you in my thoughts & prayers! Enjoy the rest! xoxox

  2. congratulations, very inspirational to read about your journey having overcome so much in the past. it helps me realise there is hope for all xx

    • Thank you :) There is ALWAYS hope. Seriously–life is amazing, and it’s up to us to seize those awesome moments. You rock, Tam!

  3. UNDER 7 HOURS?!?! You are freaking amazing!!! No matter what your time was, you’re a freakin rockstar but seriously…. That is a long time to GO GO GO!! I cannot wait to hear about the details!! Congrats, girl!! I am SO proud of you!!!

  4. Danielle says:

    YAY!!!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS IRONGIRL!!!!!! You are so awesome, you rocked it like always and continue to shine :)
    The Oly Tri was amazing – it totally kicked my butt – but I loved every second of it. Strangely I did much better than I thought considering I had so many issues and stomach probelms before, but somehow I got through and finished. Now I know what NOT to do before a race over 2 hours long, LOL.
    Great job, you totally rock!!!!! :<3<3<3

  5. WHOOP! GOOD JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Can’t wait to hear more iron lady!!!!!!!!! Waaaaaaaay to gooooo!

  7. Congrats on finishing your half Ironman. I loved reading some of your thoughts and seeing some of your pictures, as I’m doing my first half Ironman on September 30. I’m a little nervous, but my #1 goal as well is just to finish. I’m hoping to be between 6 and 6 1/2 hours, but not really sure what to expect :) Congrats again!!!!

  8. Congratulations!!! What a great accomplishment! Just awesome. I would be interested to know how you felt in BP this a.m. I ran 18 miles Saturday which is nothing compared to what you did and in my BP class this a.m., my legs were a bit on the tired side :-) Again, congratulations! Good stuff. Have a healthy day!

  9. How did you manage to look so GREAT after all of that? You are amazing… so happy for you.

  10. YAY! Congrats!!!! That is such an amazing accomplishment!

  11. Hooray! Congratulations – what an accomplishment! And I second Elle – how do you look so AMAZING and FRESH after a 7 hour race? Did you have a hair and makeup team?

    ALSO – did you go with the capris or the shorts for the bike/run?

  12. Woohoo congrats girl! You worked so hard for this and you killed it! 😀

  13. Yeah You!!!! Congrats!!!!

  14. Out of control. Can’t wait to hear more! :)

  15. Congrats!! Can’t wait to hear the story.

  16. An amazing accomplishment, one only a handful ever realize. Congratulations!

  17. CONGRATS! You are amazing!!! I never doubted you though for a second. And you almost make me want to do one. But nah. I’ll leave the hard core to you. 😉

  18. Sarah F. says:

    Congrats! What an amazing accomplishment! My bro competes in Ironman competitions & I volunteer at them. Competing & finishing one is in my 5 year plan :)

  19. Strong work!! Congratulations lady! I can’t wait to hear more details!

  20. caroline says:

    You are my fitness hero! You are so awesome and I can’t wait to hear more. Congrats on such a huge accomplishment!

  21. Holy crap woman, congratulations!! What an exceptional accomplishment 😀

  22. I’m so excited for you!!! I’m sure it was tough but I knew you’d push through, can’t wait for the full recap!

  23. great job girl!! You are amazing!

  24. Congratulations! I hope you are proudly displaying a 70.3 sticker on the back of your car :)

  25. I’m in awe. Literally sitting here with my jaw dropped open 😉 I wish I could do that!


  27. You go girl! You’re an absolute machine and look rockin’ in that picture! Omg, your poor body- I bet those classes were a struggle 😉 Make sure you look after yourself- lotsa massages and stretching!


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