Saturday, March 6

I am Weak

Yesterday I went for a hour long power walk. My shins are hurting and I am very tired. I haven't been very active lately as you can tell!! haha Well then I decided to practically have an all nighter and now I am paying. I am so tired. This sucks. I could NOT pull myself out of bed this morning.

This is sad because yesterday my Dad and Brother Dan did the Ironman New Zealand. Dan did it in just over 11 hours and Dad did it in just under 17 hours. This is why I was up all night. We were watching waiting to get these videos and see Dad cross the finish line. I have no reason or right to complain about an hour walk and a long night when they both did a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and then a 26.1 mile run. That's probably for the sure the longest day you could ever have! And my Dad has had long days! Anyway, I am weak. They are amazing! I am so proud of you both. We, me and my sappy hubby, cried when you both came in!! I can't wait to hear the stories!!

Here are the videos, one of Dads first transition from swim to bike, then the other 2 are their finishes. PLEASE ignore my squally commentary and try to listen to the announcer there.

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12 comments:

Tasha said...

Oh Jeni, they are amazing! I cried and cried watching them come in and when the announcer says, "You ARE an Ironman" I totally felt a surge of emotions. And when your dad is transitioning and your sister (maybe?) called I thought how neat it is that we have support and cheerleaders - no matter how many miles separate us. Golly, now I'm crying again. I love you and your family!

Heather said...

That was just the coolest thing ever!!!

Meagan M said...

Ahhh that's so cool! I totally was crying watching that, and it's not even my familty!

I love the "that's my dad too". Sooo cute!!

Heather said...

Wow, that is super cool. I can't believe your dad did it! That is so cool! LOVES TO YOU ALL!

Kelly said...

so awesome! Someday right!!??

The RC Miller Clan said...

Jeni thank you soooo much for recording those and posting them! We missed seeing it live by about 10 min and were really bummed. Way to go Daniel and Stephen Milla! hahaha

Nadine said...

Ok more crying for me!! Your dad and brother did awesome! Your dad did so well for his race!! Hearing you so exicited and all the emotions your whole family was feeling brought on the tears hun!! Love you my friend! Congrats to your family!

Robyn Melia and Troy said...

Those are sweet!!! Jeni you sound like Napoleon D. on Dan' s video. I love it. Thanks for posting these. Natalie has a cute little voice. Dan and Steve rock !

abby and paxton said...

wow that is so cool!! I even started to cry when they finished- so I can imagine why you guys were crying. That is so awesome. And for your Dad to finish under 17 hours and say that he is an Iron Man is awesome!!! I cannot even imagine doing any of that. How exhausting!
And I laughed at your squealing and cheering for them- and cute Nat talking.
Thanks for sharing!

Wishing for the West Coast said...

What an amazing accomplishment. I love those boys:) I can't wait for the stories!

Spencer and Sara said...

I was just thinking about how I need to start working out more, the video was so inspiring. I can't believe how much effort that takes!

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