Today was quite a day.
It's impossible to completely share the emotions I felt today but I will try.
This sort of experience was new to me and I was amazed at how powerful it was and I admit I'm not completely sure of all the reasons why but seeing my friends set out to do something and then hearing about the discipline they've had training for this for months and months and then getting the opportunity to witness their accomplishment was incredible.
At the start they all took off in this sea of hats and it was impossible to see who was who but knowing the challenge they had ahead of them and the crazy cold water they were diving into I certainly didn't envy them at that point.
Then watching them charge out of the water, exhausted but determined gave me such a rush and so much respect for each one of them.
At this point I left to get packed because I'm gonna be in Canada this week but I came back down to see the finish and to stand in awe of what all of them had just accomplished.
I cried as they approached the finish line because I was so proud - inspired - full of admiration and wonderfully jealous while at the same time being so grateful to have these people in my life.
It was a funny and instense mix of feelings and I'm starting to cry again and I have to stop b/c I'm in the Seattle airport and people are gonne think I'm weird.
So thank you.