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 have not done it… yet. I’ve seen the movie. Simple, yet for me, intriguing and inspiring. I’ve just added something in my bucket list. Now, who wants to go with me? Continue reading A Walk In The Woods
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.