Ironman Journey

As I sit here the night before Ironman I think about how I got here. There is no doubt that it takes a lot of personal perseverance and hard work. But for me this journey was more about how the people in my life helped me get there.

From the many BAT workouts in the Thompson's basement, the HLR at the Gallagher's and the many swims at OZ. There were countless times I felt like just staying in bed or coming up with some lame excuse for not showing up but in the end, it was these people who helped get my butt out the door and work hard throughout the winter.

Below are just a few of the pictures of my journey towards Ironman. There were hot days, cold days, wet days and days that were just ridiculous. I am sure there might have even been a few with all of those at once, I do live in Spokane.

I hope you enjoy the pics.

Thank you to all of you who have been there pushing me and keeping me focused on the big picture. It was not an easy journey with many ups and downs but WE made it through. Tomorrow could go a million different ways and even if my face doesn't show it, I will be enjoying every moment.


Matt said...

good luck today buddy! I hope you have a great day out there, you have earned it!

Tiffany said...

Great slide show, Keve! Kind of fun to see this the day after Ironman and to know for sure that all of the time you spent training was well worth it! You worked you ass of this year, literally ;), and it sure showed! Can't wait for your race report!

Anonymous said...

wanna sell your old cervelo

Steve said...


I am not sure who you are but I am willing to sell it. I will need to know who you are and how to contact you. So if you are interested leave more info.


jessithompson said...

You are a rock star, Steve! I'm so glad I got to be a part of the journey with you. You gave the same motivation and accountability that you received, which has made the last year so friggin' fun in spite of all the hard ass work we've been doing.

Loved watching you stay strong and steady for your IM race. You rocked it fo sho and we were all so damn proud of you! RMFR!

Laura and company said...

I came here looking for your IM post. Come on! Let's get 'er done! This winter was one horrendous training obstacle. Props to you for putting your head down and getting through it. I liked looking at your pictures and being reminded of just how tough Spokane athletes truly are. Way to go Sunday; hope you get a post up soon so your readers can share your IM experience.