Archive | March, 2015

Ironman at 30

10 Mar


I am going to put it out there for the world:  I will do an Ironman at 30.

This basically means that sometime in the Summer of 2016, I’ll be signing up for a very long day of swimming, biking, and running.  I’ve been dreaming about doing triathlons for years, and ever since I did my first sprint triathlon last summer, I feel totally hooked.  It is an amazing community that satisfies my competitive nature and need for long-term fitness goals.  I haven’t felt this way about something since college basketball, which feels amazing!

This summer I’ll be doing two events as baby steps toward becoming a better triathlete:  a Olympic distance triathlon in Steamboat Springs, CO as well as a Long Course Aquabike in Aurora, CO.  I decided that when I turn 30 years old next year, I should give myself a birthday gift – the gift of being really badass.

When people tell me that they have completed an Ironman, I immediately have a high regard for their fearlessness, fortitude, and discipline.  I feel jealous.  I’ve found that jealousy is a really good way for me to understand what I really want. Finishing an Ironman is obviously not something you accomplish overnight. Luckily, I love the process of getting to race day.  The days spent swimming and biking outside are amazing…even some days I enjoy running!

Does anyone have any suggestions of Ironman locations that we could also turn into a post-Ironman vacation?

“No one’s gonna wait for you, no one’s gonna wait for you. So do it now. Do it right now.” – Ingrid Michaelson, “Do It Now”