Ironman doesn't always need a suit. 💪
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Waking up and doing an IRONMAN!
Last year someone had asked me if you can wake up and do an Ironman? It had got me thinking about my fitness, about my abilities and most importantly my confidence. I signed up for Ironman Korea with an idea that Ironman Hamburg would be a training race, and this one would be my A race.
Having battled sickness because of a blown ear drum (trust me it sounds more painful), things went haywire from June. Post IM Hamburg, I didn’t do much activity as the ear kept acting up. I made the decision to answer the above question at IM Korea, and the answer was YES! This race was all about being patient, disciplined and staying focussed on the finish line.
Being an Ironman is an awesome feeling; each race whether its my 1st, 5th, 10th or now my 22nd has a very special meaning for me, each race I get emotional at the start, a lot of times during and especially at the finish line; this one was no different. But each race you realize what it has made you as a person, as a coach, mentor, but more importantly the sacrifices you make to get to this level.
I wont advise doing an Ironman without training, I have been an athlete from when I was 8 years old, and during my swimming career spend 3-4 hours daily in the pool and outside working out so there is 25+ years of muscle memory I rely on!