Farewell to MadisonI can't think of a more perfect way to say goodbye to this wonderful city than spending the weekend surrounded by what I love most, at the biggest triathlon party of the year: Ironman Wisconsin.
Although living in Madison has made this extraordinary experience seem almost commonplace (throw a rock into a crowd anywhere in this town, and you're bound to hit someone's M-dot tattoo), this is a day when hundreds see their dreams come true.
Even locals who have zero interest in endurance sports know that it's worth getting downtown to spend a little time watching the finish line for a healthy dose of motivation and raw emotion. There is nothing else like it.
Since this is my career and my passion, naturally I didn't want to miss a minute of it.
Posted by Kimberly 09/09/2014
Kim's Story Index:
Rock & Roll Half Marathon
Ironman 70.3 Santa Cruz
Tales of a Swim Meet Rookie
Mama Didn't Raise No Quitter
HITS Napa Half, 5 (Plus) Hours of Fun
Off-Roading: My Trail Run Debut
Lake Tahoe Marathon Weekend
Farewell to Madison
Being Comfortable With Discomfort
Wildflower 2012, Team Goodell
USA Triathlon National Championships
How About a Road Race?
Tri-Ing for Children
Defending the Title in Pleasant Prairie
Capitol View Triathlon
Tri Club Party in Madison
Be A Better Runner
I'm Going With You
2009 Triathlon World Championships
Kim completes her first Half-Ironman
Kim Visits Home for Wildflower Triathlon
Kim Blazes Chicago Triathlon
More Triathlons for Kim
Kim in Chicago Triathlon
Kim graduates from Willamette
Kim returns from Europe
Kim Travels Europe