Final times:

 

1.2 mile swim: 45:32

56 mile bike: 3:35:11

13.1 mile run: 2:31:04

Finish: 7:03:07

I am very proud of my completely panic-free swim!  And the fact that I ran the entire last mile without stopping – and crossed the finish line with a huge smile on my face.  Full recap coming later, but for now – I’m going to sleep my face off and spend lots of extra cuddle time with my baby boy, who I missed very much.

 

<3  <3  <3

{ 97 comments }

 

  • Emily October 27, 2013, 9:55 pm

    Congrats-I have been following since your announcement to train for this. πŸ™‚

  • Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs October 27, 2013, 9:57 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!

  • Marie-SantΓ© October 27, 2013, 9:58 pm

    YOU ARE A BEAST!!!!! Wow πŸ˜€

  • Callie October 27, 2013, 10:05 pm

    Congrats!!!! What an accomplishment. I can’t wait to read all about it!

  • Ali October 27, 2013, 10:06 pm

    Congrats! Well done! πŸ™‚

  • nancy October 27, 2013, 10:08 pm

    HUGE congrats on this awesome accomplishment!! Enjoy this!!!!!!

  • Angela October 27, 2013, 10:08 pm

    Congratulations Caitlin – what an accomplishment!!

  • Julie @ RDelicious Kitchen October 27, 2013, 10:08 pm

    amazing!!!!!! you are absolutely amazing! Congrats on such a good race πŸ™‚

  • Jenna October 27, 2013, 10:12 pm

    Congratulations!!

  • Jill October 27, 2013, 10:13 pm

    Congratulations!!!! You did it!!!!!

  • Pam October 27, 2013, 10:13 pm

    CONGRATS!! Hard work paid off!

  • Elisabeth October 27, 2013, 10:15 pm

    Congratulations!!! Can’t wait to read a full recap πŸ˜€

  • Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries October 27, 2013, 10:19 pm

    You’re a rockstar! Congratulations!

  • Ashley October 27, 2013, 10:28 pm

    Congrats!!!!!!! πŸ™‚ Your an allstar! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  • Christina October 27, 2013, 10:35 pm

    Way to go! I have loved following your journey.

  • Sarah October 27, 2013, 10:48 pm

    You are amazing! This is SO inspirational πŸ™‚

  • Jonelle October 27, 2013, 10:50 pm

    You rock! Congratulations! Enjoy your rest πŸ™‚

  • emily October 27, 2013, 10:59 pm

    Congrats!! Great job, lady!

  • Samantha October 27, 2013, 10:59 pm

    You rocked it! Congratulations!

  • Sarah Anne October 27, 2013, 11:00 pm

    You are SO amazing and SUCH an inspiration!!!!! Vongrats!!!

    (Thanks to you, I am contemplating my first sprint tri in June!)

  • Verlin October 27, 2013, 11:07 pm

    Awesome! Good for you – especially the potentially scary swim!

  • Jen October 27, 2013, 11:14 pm

    Congratulations!!! I was praying that you made it through the swim panic-free. I know that many people have said this, but you truly are an inspiration…in so many ways! Have fun cuddling all your babies (I’m sure your fur children missed their Mommy too)! πŸ™‚

  • alli October 27, 2013, 11:24 pm

    GREAT JOB! You are AMAZING! I bet you feel amazing, too πŸ™‚

  • Alexandra October 27, 2013, 11:28 pm

    Congrats!! Can’t wait for the recap! πŸ™‚

  • Sarah @ Licorice & Olives October 27, 2013, 11:36 pm

    Look at that smile! Congratulations! You have done an amazing job training over the last few months and you have been so inspiring. I have to tell myself if you can do the training with a baby, I can most definitely do it with no kids! Well done.

  • Abby October 28, 2013, 12:24 am

    Get it girl!

  • Lindsay McAlester October 28, 2013, 12:29 am

    Amazing! You inspire me to train harder, and reach for those fitness goals! Thank you!!!!

  • Carin October 28, 2013, 1:29 am

    Awesome! Woohoo you!

  • Rebecca P. October 28, 2013, 3:09 am

    Yay Caitlin! Congratulations, you are awesome! πŸ™‚

  • Donna October 28, 2013, 4:52 am

    Well done!

  • Claire October 28, 2013, 4:57 am

    Congratulations! I am in awe. My secret goal next year is to do a 70.3 so I’ve been following your progress with interest! Looking forward to your race recap πŸ™‚

  • Kaitlyn October 28, 2013, 5:40 am

    CONGRATS!!!!!!! What an amazing accomplishment!!!!!!!!!!

  • Emily October 28, 2013, 6:12 am

    Congratulations, Caitlin!! What an accomplishment!

  • Barca Mama October 28, 2013, 7:09 am

    Congratulations!!! I am not a trip-athlete, iron woman or even a runner- but I have been following your training posts and could not wait to hear how the race went. So inspiring:) Happy resting!!!

  • Shannon October 28, 2013, 7:20 am

    Congratulations to you!!!!!

  • Erin October 28, 2013, 7:30 am

    Congratulations. I’m so happy for you!

  • Kristen October 28, 2013, 7:31 am

    CONGRATS!!! Can’t wait to read about the recap. Enyjoy your resting!

  • Lisa October 28, 2013, 7:31 am

    Great job Caitlin!!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat October 28, 2013, 7:40 am

    Congratulations Caitlin! I saw your video on Instagram yesterday and it gave me chills! What a huge accomplishment – enjoy your rest and lots of food to refuel today! πŸ™‚

  • Ksenija @ With An Open Mind October 28, 2013, 8:02 am

    That is so amazing. Congratulations Caitlin!

  • Jen G. October 28, 2013, 8:10 am

    Congrats, Caitlin! What an impressive accomplishment!

  • Tara October 28, 2013, 8:32 am

    Congratulations! What an accomplishment!

  • heather October 28, 2013, 8:53 am

    Congratulations!

  • Victoria October 28, 2013, 8:55 am

    Huge Congrats! Thanks for being such an inspiration to so many of us! πŸ™‚

  • Ashley N. October 28, 2013, 9:19 am

    Congratulations!!!!!!! What an amazing accomplishment!

  • Nikki October 28, 2013, 9:21 am

    Yay! I was really pulling for you. I am just amazed at everything you’re able to juggle. Congrats!!

  • Colleen October 28, 2013, 9:23 am

    Congratulations!!!

  • Joanne October 28, 2013, 9:29 am

    I couldn’t wait – I checked out your finish time yesterday and was completely in awe of what a fantastic finish you had. What a race! What an accomplishment! You should be so proud.
    Congratulations Caitlin. Way to go. πŸ™‚

  • Laura @ Mommy Run Fast October 28, 2013, 9:31 am

    Fantastic job!! Congratulations, and enjoy your rest!

  • Elizabeth @ Positive Change October 28, 2013, 9:38 am

    Awesome job!!! Congratulations!

  • Laura October 28, 2013, 9:39 am

    Great job! I was checking your blog a lot last night in hopes of an update!!

  • Meghan October 28, 2013, 9:50 am

    Congrats! You are amazing!

  • Luv What You Do October 28, 2013, 9:54 am

    Woo hoo!
    You should be proud of all of your training, dedication, hard work, and that smile as you finished strong. I was waiting for the heel tap : )

  • Aerevyn October 28, 2013, 10:45 am

    So proud of you! What a crazy-insane-awesome athlete!!!

  • Suzy October 28, 2013, 10:52 am

    Congrats!! I started tearing up while watching your video: ) (damn these mom hormones, hee hee)

    I kept talking about you all weekend to my husband. We were talking about running celebrities here in Charlotte and I think you’re right up there with John Savage: )

  • Sam October 28, 2013, 10:58 am

    You are amazing, Caitlin! I’m so impressed and proud of you for not giving up and not giving in to your fears. You are such an inspiration!! How does it feel to be a Half Iron(wo)man?

  • Jess October 28, 2013, 10:58 am

    Congratulations!! 7 hours of racing? That is insane!

  • Pam S @nutsfornutritionblog October 28, 2013, 11:11 am

    Congratulations!! What an awesome achievement!! Glad you had a panic-free swim!

  • Laura October 28, 2013, 11:11 am

    Almost cried at the video. Congratulations!

  • Janelle October 28, 2013, 11:22 am

    Whooohoooo! Way to go! I was definitely thinking of you yesterday – so glad it went well.

  • Sharon October 28, 2013, 11:47 am

    Congratulations! How fabulous!!!!

  • Jessica October 28, 2013, 11:51 am

    Wow! Congratulations!!!

  • Nan October 28, 2013, 11:57 am

    I cried when I saw you come through the finish line on that video above. Go you!!! You rock…. you should feel so proud of yourself!! Enjoy your rest and your special time with your little guy!

  • Erica October 28, 2013, 12:00 pm

    AMAZING accomplishment!!!!! Congrats πŸ™‚

  • Britton October 28, 2013, 12:04 pm

    Congrats!! What an accomplishment!!! Now you can enjoy rest and recovery as it all sinks in!!!

  • Ashley @ Hudson on the Potomac October 28, 2013, 12:43 pm

    Congrats!!!! You’re awesome!!

  • Megan (The Lyons' Share) October 28, 2013, 1:08 pm

    I am SO impressed with your dedication to training and your awesome ability to pull out such a great race! Congrats! Glad you’re now enjoying time with the little guy – with a smile on your face :).

  • Julie October 28, 2013, 1:37 pm

    Wow! Congrats Caitlin! I knew you’d do it! Can’t wait to hear all the deets.

  • Joy October 28, 2013, 1:50 pm

    Incredible! Congratulations. I can’t wait to hear all about it.

  • Ali October 28, 2013, 1:51 pm

    Woo hoo!! You’re such an inspiration! Good job:)

  • Laine October 28, 2013, 1:57 pm

    Once I saw you’d made it through the swim, I knew you’d make it! Great job!!

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) October 28, 2013, 2:24 pm

    Congratulations Caitlin!!!

  • Jen October 28, 2013, 2:35 pm

    You are my hero! Can’t wait to hear the details.

  • Taylor @ Single-tracked Mind October 28, 2013, 2:37 pm

    Congratulations! What an amazing accomplishment!

  • Laura October 28, 2013, 2:48 pm

    You ROCK!!! Congrats!!

  • Margaret October 28, 2013, 2:54 pm

    Congratulations! Looking forward to the full recap. πŸ™‚

  • Sana October 28, 2013, 2:54 pm

    Annnd now I want to do a 1/2 Ironman and I have yet to even run a half πŸ™‚ Congrats!

  • Jamie October 28, 2013, 3:23 pm

    Congrats! You are so inspiring! Can’t wait to read the recap!

  • Hannah October 28, 2013, 3:30 pm

    Woohoo! Congratulations!

  • Trisha October 28, 2013, 4:06 pm

    Congrats! What a huge accomplishment! You are inspiring!

  • Brooke October 28, 2013, 4:07 pm

    Congratulations!!!!! You are truly AMAZING!!!!!!

  • Coco October 28, 2013, 4:23 pm

    Your amazing! Congrats πŸ™‚

  • Stacy October 28, 2013, 4:25 pm

    Wow Caitlin! Congrats! Very inspiring!

  • Abby October 28, 2013, 4:36 pm

    Pure awesomeness!!

  • Lauren October 28, 2013, 5:22 pm

    Wow Congrats!!! That is amazing!!

  • nikki @ mykindofhealthy October 28, 2013, 5:40 pm

    Yay! Awesome job! I love that you are smiling as you cross the finish line πŸ™‚ And that your hubby is cheering you on.

  • Amber K October 28, 2013, 6:37 pm

    Congratulations Caitlin!

  • Lisa @ runningoutofwine October 28, 2013, 7:00 pm

    Congrats!! This is so amazing!

  • Sara @ LovingOnTheRun October 28, 2013, 7:24 pm

    Congrats Caitlin!! I can’t wait to read about the race! GREAT JOB!!!

  • Amy @ Healthy and Fit for Real October 28, 2013, 7:29 pm

    Congratulations!!! This gives me chills – what an amazing accomplishment!

  • Cheryl October 28, 2013, 9:34 pm

    WOW!! Congrats on all your hard work and the amazing job you did!! I’ve been following all your posts on your training. You’re so inspiring!!

  • Jill October 28, 2013, 10:29 pm

    Congratulations! You rock!

  • Julia October 28, 2013, 10:42 pm

    Yay! Way to go!

  • Laura October 29, 2013, 1:06 am

    Congratulations! You are such an inspiration!

  • Amy Q October 29, 2013, 8:54 am

    WOW. WOW. WOW. I am so, so impressed by the panic free, open water, ocean swim— which you did quite darn rapidly! Hooray for you! Spend another day basking in the accomplishment, girl!

  • MomHTP October 29, 2013, 3:42 pm

    What a great write up on your HIM. Your comment ” I never burnt out, I never felt like I couldn’t go on,” brought a smile. What a good feeling that must have been. Shows that you trained right – thank you Marni for all the support and good advise you gave her.
    Caitlin you continue, and continue, and continue to amaze me. CONGRATULATIONS!

  • CheekE October 30, 2013, 2:43 pm

    Way to go! You rocked it.

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