ironman canada… done and done!



What. A. Day!

Three days out, I’m still a little shocked that Sunday happened. The day’s a blur – it went by so fast! – but the pieces I do remember were awesome!

I am an iron{wo}man!

Official results: 11:51:29 / 12th AG / 108th female.


Thank you, THANK YOU, for all the support, well wishes and kind words! My heart is full of gratitude! I couldn’t have made it to my first ironman finish line without all of you. Sunday was an incredible day… when can I race 140.6 again?! ;)

Race recap to come soon!

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  • Reply hyedi 08/28/2013 at 12:43 pm

    You’re so amazing! Congratulations on not only finishing, but for such an impressive finish! Can’t wait to read the recap :)

    • Reply erin 09/06/2013 at 2:51 pm

      Thanks so much, friend!

  • Reply Julia 08/28/2013 at 1:00 pm

    Oh i want the blow by blow you know! I remember the 2nd time i did IM i remembered that i would not come back to that room till i had done 140.6 miles. Its true, it goes so fast!

    • Reply erin 09/06/2013 at 2:52 pm

      Two-thirds of the blow-by-blow is up! Thank you, Julia!

  • Reply Danielle @ I Eat Therefore I Run 08/28/2013 at 1:01 pm

    I agree with Hyedi, this is such a monumental achievement that only a small group of people, now you included, have done. CONGRATULATIONS!

    I also am I’m excited for the recap, but I realise you’re still away, so I will be patient :)

    • Reply erin 09/06/2013 at 2:54 pm

      Thanks much, Danielle! It was a pretty amazing feeling to cross the finish line :)

  • Reply breakroomstories 08/28/2013 at 1:11 pm


    • Reply erin 09/06/2013 at 2:55 pm

      Thank you!

  • Reply Emily Dingmann (@nutritionisteat) 08/28/2013 at 1:19 pm

    SO proud of you!!!!! Congratulations! Like Hyedi, can’t wait to read more!

    • Reply erin 09/06/2013 at 2:55 pm

      Thank you, dear!

  • Reply Corey 08/28/2013 at 1:21 pm

    That is a killer time! You absolutely rocked your first IM! I can’t wait for the recap!

    • Reply erin 09/06/2013 at 2:55 pm

      It was such a fun day! Couldn’t stop smiling :) Thank you!

  • Reply Amy 08/28/2013 at 1:27 pm

    Incredible time! Congratulations!

    • Reply erin 09/06/2013 at 2:55 pm

      Thanks so much, Amy!

  • Reply supersweater 08/28/2013 at 1:53 pm

    AMAZING! You are awesome! Congrats!

    • Reply erin 09/06/2013 at 2:55 pm

      Thank you, friend!

  • Reply Celeste Edenloff 08/28/2013 at 2:16 pm

    I agree with what everyone else said. I CAN. NOT. WAIT. to read all about it. You are amazing! I still think back to our days at the newspaper together and how far you’ve come, well, how far we’ve both come, I guess. I may not have shared this back then, but you really left an impression on me. I have always felt this connection with you. You remind me so much of my sister, Donna, with your strength and perseverance. And even though back then you may have come across sometimes as this insecure young lady who was unsure of what she really wanted, I knew inside there was a confident, strong, passionate, determined, persistent, set-her-sights-on-a-goal-and-achieve-it kind of gal. You will always be someone I admire. You are more than an Iron[wo]man…you are my hero! Thanks, erin, for being you!

    • Reply erin 09/06/2013 at 3:02 pm

      Aww, thank you, Celeste! That means a lot :) We both have come a long way since the echo, haven’t we? So proud of you and all your accomplishments and reaching for your goals. It’s been such a fun journey to watch. And, I know you’ll continue to set new goals and crush them! You have Donna’s strength and perseverance, too, and I know she’s so proud of you :)

  • Reply Kendra 08/28/2013 at 2:33 pm

    Congrats!! I am a local Minneapolis triathlete and have been following your IM journey through your blog (though haven’t ever commented before). Truly an amazing accomplishment! You trained hard and deserve to soak up every second of it. Like everyone else, I look forward to reading your recap!

    • Reply erin 09/06/2013 at 3:05 pm

      Thanks so much, Kendra, for the well wishes and following along! I always wonder who’s reading :) Fun to “meet” another MSP triathlete! What did you race this year?

      It was such a spectacular day! Ten days later, I’m still smiling!

  • Reply Page Spicer 08/28/2013 at 4:19 pm

    So, so exciting! You are an incredible athlete. Congrats!

    • Reply erin 09/06/2013 at 3:05 pm

      Thanks SO much, Page!

  • Reply Beth 08/28/2013 at 4:38 pm

    Congratulations!!! I hope you are basking in your accomplishment and enjoying some gluttony in Canada =)

    • Reply erin 09/06/2013 at 3:06 pm

      Ha! Plenty of gluttony in Canada and Seattle! I think I ate enough for at least a month!

      Thanks much, Beth!

  • Reply vardotrichic 08/28/2013 at 4:55 pm

    You are not only an IronWoman, you are a ROCKSTAR!! Congrats on a stellar performance Erin!!

    • Reply erin 09/06/2013 at 3:08 pm

      Thank you! Such a fantastic day! I need to get over to your blog and read your Superior Man recap!

  • Reply AnthonyR 08/29/2013 at 7:26 am

    Amazing accomplishment!

    • Reply erin 09/06/2013 at 3:08 pm

      Thank you!

  • Reply Kristen 08/29/2013 at 5:58 pm

    woo-hooo! that’s freaking awesome!! can’t wait for reports

    • Reply erin 09/06/2013 at 3:13 pm

      Thank you, Kristen!

  • Reply Victoria 08/29/2013 at 8:26 pm

    Amazing work on Ironman #1. Can’t wait to find out which you pick for #2.

    • Reply erin 09/06/2013 at 3:14 pm

      Thank you!! Signing up this weekend :)

  • Reply Carrisa 08/30/2013 at 6:47 am


    • Reply erin 09/06/2013 at 3:14 pm

      Thank you, Carrisa!

  • Reply Candice 08/30/2013 at 7:45 am

    YEEEEE dancing in my seat. you rock. plain and simple. I cannot wait to hear all about it!

    • Reply erin 09/06/2013 at 3:15 pm

      I danced a bit on my bike during the race :) Thank you, dear! Let’s get coffee soon!

  • Reply Luv What You Do 08/30/2013 at 9:28 pm

    Woo hoo! Way to go! I’m so proud of your accomplishment!

    • Reply erin 09/06/2013 at 3:15 pm

      Thank you, Jen!!

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