Friday, December 10, 2010

IRONMAN 70.3 Austin, TX

I am so terribly sorry to my dear blog for neglecting you. It is very hard to get motivated when you are so behind, but we just got a little busy. No excuses though and I will try not to let it happen again!

Back in October, shortly after my triathlon, Forrest completed the Ironman 70.3 in Austin and did absolutely AMAZING. Aaron, Jeremy (friend), and Will (Aaron’s friend) joined him in the race. They all did so great- all of us girls were so proud.

I wish I could share the book I made Forrest– it has all of his thoughts, all pictures, it is so great at telling the story. In fact, if it is not too long I will maybe try and add some of that into here. Anyways, I am so proud of him. He worked so hard to get to this point. I cannot wait to cheer for him in the IRONMAN Texas in May 2011.

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A note from the athlete himself:

“First and foremost.... I want to thank all of my family who made the trip to Austin to support Aaron and myself in the Longhorn 70.3 Ironman this past weekend.  I was completely taken back at numerous moments of how much support we had.  It would be ZERO exaggeration to say that Aaron and I had the best and loudest fans of anyone in the race.  So a BIG THANK YOU to Aunt Dede, Rob, supa dupa paratrooper (Dyron), Kim, Madison, Rocky, Rod &Donna, Amberly, Natalie, Aiden, Ashton, My Parents and a big thank you to Megan as if it were not for her I would have never signed up for the event.  Also, thanks Pop for picking up my slack around the ranch while I was training for the event.  I am often reminded how lucky I am to have such a wonderful loving family that cares so much about each other and what is going on in each of our lives.  Family is what makes everything in life all worth it.” -Forrest


Snider Family said...

WA-HOO!! Welcome back Sister! I have been waiting on this post for months! Way to go Forrest, what a HUGE accomplishment! Can't believe you are going back for more!

danielle said...

yay, an update!! :) congrats to forrest on his big finish!!