Journal

IMTX 2014

For months, I've watched my brother-in-law, Jason, transform into an ironman... but that journey is not complete. Despite the thousands of miles logged in pursuit of it, the title has to be earned.

This morning, he & 2,800 other athletes — humans of a very, very rare breed — shook loose their muscles and zipped up their wet suits as their training came to an end.

The only thing left between them & the title of ironman is 140.6 miles.

I have an immense amount of respect for everyone who can endure what it takes to make it to the start of such a race.

The swimmers enter the water for Ironman Texas. May, 17, 2014.

The swimmers enter the water for Ironman Texas. May, 17, 2014.

I plan to release this as a complete photo story later this week. Stay tuned.