I started 2010 with one main goal in mind: getting through Ironman Florida and the training injury free. While I was a little disappointed in my marathon split at IM FL, deep down I'm just happy I was able to go from starting 2010 like this:
To ending it like this:
Vast difference eh?
I think we all get too caught up in times, places, splits, and what others are doing. The real part of becoming an Ironman and even being a triathlete is so much more than that. Becoming an Ironman is about the journey. It's about denying odds. It's about digging down deeper than you ever have before. It's believing in yourself when doctors, friends, and family say you can't. It's saying F-U to doubt and every negative thought that enters your mind.
Whether your training for your first 5k, fighting an illness, or placing top 10 in Kona, I believe everyone has their own Ironman. Each one differs. Each one is its own fight. How hard are you willing to fight?
2011 is a new year for me. I know my body can handle so much more. I know I can become that much faster.
What is your IRONMAN for 2011?
For now I'll leave you with this- This is part of my journey to Ironman Florida compliments of my rock star photographer! (thanx mom)