Monday, September 08, 2008

We are back,
returned
from the edge;
The edge of failure.
Brushing against
the limits of our abilities,
reaching down and pulling
one last sprint,
one more paddle pull.
smacking a canoe with one's
forehead.
Sticking a handle in your eye.
Taking a swim in
the Marion.
Finishing in a personal record
time.
Sore, extremely sore.
blistered, duct taped
physically exhausted.
It is such a wonderful
feeling.


Off to the dollar generator for rest and recuperation. More later, with photos not yet down loaded.

10 Comments:

Blogger paisley said...

i hear more than a hint of pride here,, and cannot wait to hear the story and see the pix.....

7:13 AM  
Blogger Jellyhead said...

Wooo HOOOOOOOOOOO! And in a personal best time to boot. Well done Rel!

7:37 AM  
Blogger Churlita said...

Congratulations on your personal best. Now what parts of you are duct taped?

10:26 AM  
Blogger jason evans said...

Great achievement!

10:28 AM  
Blogger Tammy said...

YOU ROCK REL!

2:43 PM  
Blogger PEA said...

Yeahhhhhhhhhhh you!! A personal best is something to be very proud of:-) Isn't it amazing the strength you can eke out even after you think you're dead tired and you've got nothing left! I'm so proud of you Rel, my friend!! xox

5:55 PM  
Blogger Epiphany said...

Can't wait to hear and see more!! Congratulations on a successful finish, Rel. You should be proud!

What's it like when the dollar generator provides rest and recuperation? It must be heaven every day! ;)

9:29 PM  
Blogger Flossy said...

You survived - well done!!!!!

Looking forward to the pics. Especially the ones of the little old ladies taken as you went whizzing by ;)

4:27 PM  
Blogger Merelyme said...

Wow...many kudos to you!

10:02 PM  
Blogger Puss-in-Boots said...

Good for you, Rel. You completed the marathon, that's the main thing.

3:39 AM  

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