SIPE… My Perfect Storm.

Sunday, July 24, 2016.  Ironman Lake Placid 2016. I was pulled out of the water, on the 2nd loop.  I’ve written a separate post recounting my experience.  This is a continuation of that post. I was taken to the medical tent first where the initial checks came back Ok.  When I left the medical tent, I coughed up blood.  I walked back to the medical tent and was then transported to the Adirondacks Hospital ER @ Lake Placid. X-Ray was taken, blood samples were taken, wires were attached to my body for monitoring. X-Ray came back with fluid in the lungs, … Continue reading SIPE… My Perfect Storm.

I Failed.

Sunday, July 24, 2016.  IMLP. I Failed.  The two words I uttered when they pulled me out of the water.  The same two words I said when I was consoled by friends while shaking and shivering uncontrollably. I was pulled out of the water on the IMLP swim part, on the second loop about 4 buoys to the finish.  I wouldn’t have made it to the swim cut-off no matter how hard I tried to push.  I couldn’t breathe.  I couldn’t swim.  Not even from 1 buoy to another.  I had to hold on to every kayak I could hold … Continue reading I Failed.