The truth is is that I was in a bit of a slump. I had recently started my life over twice in less than a year and the second time was a lot harder on me. I hadn’t been doing what I really enjoy doing- working out. I would get 2 workouts in in a week and call it a win. This is coming from someone who loves to physically challenge herself. Every year I have owned a bike, I would sign up for a century bike ride (that’s 100 miles in one day). I’ve done a triathlon of various lengths every year for the past 6 years. Last year was the first year that I didn’t find myself physically or mentally capable to do something of that nature so I took the year off. I had even found myself not being able to improve at Crossfit.

I had hit a wall in a lot of aspects of life. I was at a loss and knew something had to change. One night as I got home from work with no desire yet again to go to the gym, I put on my pajamas and poured myself a glass of wine and settled in on the sofa to watch tv. Going through my emails on my phone deleting them, a particular email came across my screen. I have seen that very email a dozen possibly even two dozen times come across and I just deleted it but not today. As I look at that emblem on the screen, I knew what my next challenge was going to be; actually what it had to be. I grab my computer, credit card, glass of wine and a deep breath as I press register for my very first full Ironman.  I think it was more the wine than anything but I thought to myself- why the hell not?

Here is the start of my year long journey from sofa to finish line. I’m sure there will be a lot of ups and downs through this very process.