Wednesday, September 17, 2014


I am the one who came up with the theme "Finished" and now I am stuck trying to come up with a post and a header. What was I thinking.

At the time I was finished with a lot of work and was on the spot. I forgot it was my turn.

So I started thinking what might be finished.

I remembered crossing Hoover Dam and watching the construction of the bridge that now takes the pressure of traffic off the road there. (It once took us three hours to travel about twenty miles to cross from Arizona into Nevada.) Once the bridge was finished, we crossed the bridge and there was no place to stop for a picture.

So I thought again.

On another trip to the Southwest, we cheered on our son-in-law as he finished his Ironman race.

Here are some pictures from that day.

After a 2+ mile swim, the Ironman competitors bike 112 miles.

The bike segment is followed by a marathon run--26.1 miles.

It's a long day.

Wheelchair athletes also compete.

Here's Greg nearing the finish of his marathon run.

I wonder what the others finished this week on their headers. I will have to go take a look from the links in my sidebar when I finish posting myself. You can find them there, too.


This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

I have watched the iron man competition several times on TV. It must be fun in person.

Lew said...

Kudos to Greg for finishing the Iron Man! I was expecting a new quilt or maybe the hop harvest for yoru header. Unfortunately, I still have several more projects to finish (cleaning the garage is at the top of the list).

Craver Vii said...

That's an impressive feat!

Liz Hinds said...

These 'Ironmen' are just crazy! I have an acquaintance who applied to do a Scandinavian one that began by jumping off the back of a ferry into the North sea. Well done to Greg!