Brendan Davis-Ironman Santa Rosa
So Mike Reilly called me an Ironman … so it must be true even if I still don’t really believe it. However, let’s just say that last Saturday was one of the most amazing experiences in my life. And I can’t wait to do it again!
Just a semi-quick post to thank those who made this possible for me. First and foremost I have to thank my coach, Dave Sek … without him, I probably could have finished, but working with him over the past 8 months or so, I was able to do so in 12 hours 30 minutes, defying even my own expectations. From the beginning, I knew that I would have definitely been in over my head. So thanks Dave. A million times over.
Second, I wanted to thank all the folks there. My teammates Dave, Ben, Ann. Billy and Susannah and my fraternity Brother Alexandre. As moral support, especially during the missing bike phase (Long story ) and cheerleaders, I couldn’t have asked for a better crew. Thank you for completing the experience for me
For all of my family and friends at home. You support was in my heart the whole time. Especially my family at my cousin Lewis‘ wedding (sorry for the distraction ) as well as my friends Jamie and Mariko, who have been my biggest cheerleaders since i started this crazy journey. To the rest of you, your texts, posts, and everything were just wonderful.
Also a big shout out to all my friends who put up with my crazy training schedule, with a special call out to Dustin, Ryan, and Chris and Evan, since I may have disrupted some vacation plans in the process. Everyone else, thanks for your patience and agreement on weird meeting times.
And finally a big thanks to my BTT peeps. The words of support, encouragement, and tips were my drivers on race day. A special call out to Mary Beth for all the support she has shown me through the two years since our NYC Half adventure and to Mark, for helping me with enough bike stuff and tips to last enough a life time.
Thanks to roomie Jen for putting up with some crazy training.
Thank you everyone. I love you all so much. Thank you for helping me make my dream come true.