7/21/2010

Computer issues and a Hero

Happy Wednesday! I don't have a card to share, because our I-Mac died this week and I am trying my best with our old Computer. I can't upload photos at the moment, but I hope our Baby will be back in some days! I am glad that I am able to access the internet at all! 
Now to my Hero. On Sunday, my little brother Mario finished the long distance Triathlon!!! Way to go, I am so so proud! Can you imagine to first swim 3,8 km, then jump onto a bike and ride 180 km and after that run a Marathon??? I was born in a Town where that Triathlon took place from the very beginnings of this sport and our family always watched this event. My Dad took photos (he is now doing this for the local newspaper) and we spent the whole day cheering for the athletes, sometimes we were still there at 10pm to welcome the very last ones to finish (once there was a 70-year old man taking part in this and he arrived at this time!!). But we never imagined that one of our family would ever take part in this! We were the Track and Field kind of family. Last year my brother finished a local short distance Triathlon and when he told us in January that he would try the long distance Triathlon in July I thought he was crazy! So last Sunday was the day. It all went well until he had muscle cramps at the end of the bike part. When he started running he had problems with his legs and problems breathing. His girlfriend did a lot of motivating and we tried our best to help him, too. And he did it! I am so proud, this is such an amazing accomplishment! Here is my Hero on his last kilometers with his girlfriend (the photo was taken with my husband's mobile phone, so it is not the best):



YAY!

Thanks for visiting and I hope I'll be able to be back with a crafty post soon! Have a beautiful day!

Hugs,
Vanessa

19 comments:

Dawn said...

Sad to hear your computer is not good Vanessa... and what a lovely photo and story about your brother. No wonder you are so proud.... that is one long long triathlon!!!!

Chris said...

Woohoo way to go Mario! Congratulations to him. I hope he has recovered now.

Alice Wertz said...

hope your Mac comes back soon! and a Hero indeed. what incredible stamina, determination and strength he has! thanks for the touching story and the wonderful photo, Vanessa! have a beautiful day, my friend!! =)

Barbara said...

Sorry to hear about your computer issues!
I can hear the pride in your voice for your brother. What an amazing accomplishment! :-)

Lin said...

I agree, this is an amazing feat! My dil did the same thing some years ago. Thanks for sharing the picture, and congrats to him for finishing!

Nancy said...

Congratulations to your brother. That is surely a BIG accomplishment! Hope your computer is back soon!

Barb said...

Congrats to your brother, Vanessa! Wow...amazing! Hope you get your computer up and running soon!

CinnamonSally said...

Hope you get your computer back soon. Big congratulations to your brother, what a feat you must be so proud of his achievement.

lynn said...

congrats to your brother and hope your mac comes back soon!

Simone said...

Congratulations to your brother! That is such a huge accomplishment and she should be so proud of himself! Hope your computer is up and running soon :)

Tomo H. said...

Hi, Vanessa!
Congratulations to your brother and hope your mac comes back soon!

And congrats on your winning over at the HA July contest! That is so beautiful!!!
Love, Tomo

CinnamonSally said...

Hi Vanessa, me again, I have just seen your Hero Arts win. Congratulations enjoy the shopping!!

AnitaRex said...

Sorry to hear about your computer problems! I can relate! But at least it is summertime when you have lots to do! Wow your brother, that is amazing that he did that! And so cool that it started in our town!

Suzanne C said...

How Inspiring is that! Congrats to your brother on finishing his race!

Tina said...

Was macht Dein Computerentzug? Aber bei der Hitze, die wir hatten, war das gar nicht so schlimm, oder?
Deinen Bruder kann man nur bewundern, ich hätte das nie und nimmer überlebt. Meine Hochachtung!

LG und ein schönes Wochenende, Tina

Jenny said...

Hope you get your computer back soon!! :) :) :) Congrats to your brother!!

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Tiffany said...

Oh, I know how those computer issues go, blech! Hope you're back up and running soon!! Great news on the triathlon! I'd be lucky to not be tired just running up a flight of stairs at home...totally out of shape! I'm always amazed at the stamina of athletes!

Elise said...

Hello, to YOU, sweet Vanessa! Goodness, gracious, you have SO much going on! So HAPPY for you and PROUD of your dear brother - what an accomplishment is RIGHT! Bravo! You have a wonderful family, indeed! {How cool that your dad is a professional photographer!} Then, there's the SAD news... YOUR i-mac is down... Oh, gosh. There MUST be a card for THAT! {tee hee} I'm SO sorry. I suffered a hard drive crash in '05 and I'm still not over the pain! I sure hope that the critical items can be salvaged! It's scary to think of how much we depend on these contraptions! Now that we BLOG - it's like BREATH! We can't live without it! hee hee HERE'S hoping your dear machine makes a speedy recovery! I'll be thinking good thoughts for you! XOXOXO!