The Start of It All

Lori just walks around the kitchen while fixing corndogs for the kids and says “I’m going to do a 1/2 Ironman.” She has a smile on her face when she says it. She feeds the kids, walks over to her computer, picks a race and registers. Boom. Simple as that.

I’ve always wanted to do a 1/2 Ironman as a “Life Goal” but before I’m 40, which is in 2 years, so it can wait, right? Procrastination has always been a problem for me, or just taking the easy way out. Thank goodness peer pressure overcomes. So, tomorrow I’ll be going to Active.com to register too.

We found an 18-week plan on www.trinewbies.com that we will follow. We chose the Ford Ironman 70.3 Florida, mostly because it is nearby and it will be easy for our families to come too.

I’m doing it as an excuse to get another tattoo. And maybe to cut off all my hair. Something crazy. Why not?