IRONMAN Boulder 2014

IRONMAN Boulder 2014
IRONMAN Boulder 2014 - Photo Courtesy of Nils Nilsen @N2PhotoServices
former professional couch potato and dorito eater with no fitness background to 2 x IRONMAN triathlete. blogging about all things training so you can be inspired to be active in your life! there's no 'can't' - just think of when you will take that first step!

Monday, September 17, 2012

WHOA! i done dah deed! i'm an IRONMAN!

I got officially overwhelmed by all the wishes of luck and congratulatory messages on Facebook & Twitter!!! Thank you ALL for your support!!! 

Special shout outs to Mike & Angie of Fast And Fit Coaching, Vision Quest Coaching, The Running Institute, Active Body, Physicians Plus, my best friend Matt, and last but certainly not least...my loving and ever so patient boo, Anthony! 

Doing an Ironman for so many hours of your life is a very special (and, I'll admit CRAZY as well) experience. There's LOTS of time to think during those hours. 

But, as cliche as it sounds, it's the journey that brought me to that grand finale that lasted almost 16 hours!!! 

The journey included learning to swim in less than a year; riding straight into a mountain in California; climbing Mt Fig; whining about workouts; getting on the wrong Megabus; peeing my bike for the first time; fitting life and my career into training; and keeping life balanced in a fresh, but important and special, loving relationship. 

I learned that ANYthing really IS possible after I endured what I did on Sunday. The smile on my face during the last trek around the Capitol in Madison was HUGE!!! 

Then, once I started my descent to the finish line, I started to BALL tears of absolute joy and accomplishment!!! 

KEN CHIN OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS... YOU ARE AN IRONMAN TODAY!!!

WOW! I'm an Ironman... 
 
 
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