How I Became an Ironman

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How I Became an Ironman

  1. 1. My name is Morgan…
  2. 2. And this is the story of how… I became an Ironman (ole!)
  3. 3. I always dreamed of being an Ironman…
  4. 5. I did some Marathons…
  5. 6. Then I started doing triathlons…
  6. 7. And that was pretty hard…
  7. 8. But I made some friends…
  8. 9. Called the SoCal Collective
  9. 10. And someone said… Hey, let’s train for Ironman Wisconsin
  10. 11. So we signed up…
  11. 12. And collectively shut down active.com for a few days… (sorry active.com!)
  12. 13. I blame these guys!!!
  13. 14. Training was really hard…
  14. 15. … REALLY hard
  15. 16. And I was always hungry!
  16. 17. One year later…
  17. 18. … we went to Madison.
  18. 19. Aren’t we a good looking bunch?
  19. 20. I packed my bags
  20. 21. And racked my bike… (Black Dynamite)
  21. 22. Did some last minute carb loading
  22. 23. And the next thing you knew we were at the start line…
  23. 24. (That’s me, freaking out…)
  24. 25. Don’t we look calm…
  25. 26. So calm…
  26. 27. NOT CALM!!!
  27. 28. ME
  28. 29. Boy was I glad to be done with that…
  29. 30. Whoa whoa whoa. We have to run up WHAT?!
  30. 31. NO problem Ironman Wisconsin!
  31. 32. I picked up my transition bag…
  32. 33. And ran to change… (Sorry, this is a G-rated presentation)
  33. 34. Time to bike!
  34. 35. The course was pretty…
  35. 36. And I made some friends…
  36. 37. At some points I didn’t feel great…
  37. 38. I would rather be here…
  38. 39. Or here…
  39. 40. But I was here…
  40. 41. But then I saw my mom! Mom and Aubrie! Me!
  41. 42. And I was so happy!
  42. 43. Hi mom!!
  43. 44. So I kept my eye on the prize!
  44. 45. (prize)
  45. 46. And before I knew it, I was on my way back to Madison.
  46. 47. And started to run
  47. 48. And run…
  48. 49. For 26.2 miles…
  49. 50. ouch
  50. 51. But then I caught up to Nate! (he’s my boyfriend)
  51. 52. And we were so happy!
  52. 53. We saw our friends… Aubrie Mama Barilka
  53. 54. Did I mention Aubrie and Robin GOT MARRIED LAST WEEKEND!!
  54. 55. (we really love them)
  55. 56. … and we made some new friends too
  56. 57. And even saw some teammates!
  57. 58. We were having a great time
  58. 59. Really great time… I don’t know who that is, but she was probably having a pretty good time too
  59. 60. And after 12 hours, 57 minutes, and 16 seconds…
  60. 61. THIS HAPPENED!!
  61. 62. They gave me one of these
  62. 63. And I got to hug my mom
  63. 64. And all our teammates!
  64. 65. We were so happy (and pretty hungry)
  65. 66. And I was feeling good!
  66. 67. Really good!
  67. 68. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SOCAL COLLECTIVE!!!

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