I don't want to give the whole report here yet because I want pics involved (yes it's going to be a looong post), and my husband used the GoPro camera the whole way so that will be way fun to put a video together of the day, but that's a while coming and I care about you all enough to give you a brief synopsis (and very long run on sentences).
2nd swim was good temp wise as I had no wetsuit, very muddy. 2nd bike had a beast of a hill up and out, 2nd run I started to bonk. It was a flat run yes, but exposed and very hot. I took a few white pills I found in my race belt, have no idea what they were, but I took them anyway (I'm sure they were just some electrolyte pill).
But then the finish came, it finally came! A sweet friend, Jason, the mens solo winner and something crazy like 6th overall waited around just to watch me finish and I heard him yelling down the street. Ran through the finish with my husband and older 3 kids and I was done! I did it. The finish was quiet and nothing excited which is I think why I'm not super exuberant about the whole thing right now, but I think it's also becuase I'm very drained and tired and I have nothing to compare this too because it's so unique. I'm proud to have done it though and not have hurt myself. I didn't want to run into any scary sinereos where I would have to consider dropping for my own safety and thankfullly I avoided that. It was very long and hot and hilly and hard but I did it. I talked to so many great people on the course, made a few new friends, found a few blogstalkers (who I love!) and was inspired by people. My kids were a joy to see along the way and my husband was amazing. He was so positive and supportive the whole way and made sure I had everything I needed. He was such an amazing race crew. Thanks to TriUtah for putting it on as well. Of course there are suggestions I have for next year as this is a new race, but I think it went well overall. More details and pics to come! Thanks for all the congrats people have wished me already on Facebook!