I caught the tail-end of the coverage of October’s Ironman Triathalon yesterday. Sister Madonna Buder, age 76, oldest female finisher in the event’s history, swam 2.4 miles, biked 112 miles, and then ran a full marathon (26.2 miles) in 16 hours, 59 minutes. yeah – 76 years old. I bow in humble adoration to Sister Madonna. She is my new hero.
The Hoyt family ranks right up there, too. Like Sister Madonna, they finished the Ironman. Again.
I think someone should hold a 10-day combo sports/running camp and writing workshop. At a facility with great food and massages. I’d be the first to sign up…
I’m off to the gym as soon as it opens. Today is a long, slow run day. Aiming for 7 miles. And then 7 pages.