This week’s time period for the 1 Day 1 World Project finds me in the small town of Hilpoltstein, Germany – about 90 minutes north of Munich. The Challenge Roth Ironman distance race was held yesterday and my husband competed in the event.
After 15 Ironman finishes, Husband said this was the most difficult race he has ever had. For the first time since he started racing, he had doubts whether he would be able to finish. It was a difficult day of extreme heat, humidity and wind, followed by a thunderstorm and heavy rain late in the afternoon.
At 11 pm last night, we were all celebrating the successful completion of the race by everyone in the group who was travelling with us. In spite of very stiff bodies, and stomachs that were feeling less-than-happy after such a challenging day, we sat outside in the small courtyard of our hotel eating pizza, drinking beer and telling stories about the day.
I can’t believe this picture actually turned out in the darkness with my little Point and Shoot.
From the chaos of our room and all the sweaty, smelly stuff dumped on the floor, I put together a pile of stuff from Husband’s race day. The bike shoes were kind of nasty but I had as little direct contact with them as possible. His running shoes and wetsuit were banished from the room.
By midnight, most of us had crept away to bed.
This was my world last night from 11pm to midnight.
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