There is no I in Ironman.
Quick note: April 17 was my B-day. 27! I also had a great interview on that day. I met with the Head Hunter and the Senior VP. We chatted up about business. We talked about strategies and internet marketing. I am always gung ho talking with people that have a vision and passion.
I train solo and I race solo. But I am never alone.
It doesn't matter if you are doing your first tri, attempting a marathon or like me, taking the endeavour to go for an Ironman, we are never alone. We have a support system backing us up.
Without it, we will never make it to the starting line. Let alone finish.
Here is my support system:
My grandma, for setting an example that you can still be active no matter how old you are.
My grandpa, for buying me my first bike after he won the lottery. The craziness got to start somewhere.
My parents, for supporting and being a role model through my 26 years. My dad got laid off when I had my liver transplant. Despite that, they never show it while I was in the hospital.
My friends and family. For coming to see me race. And for the continuous encouragement even though they might not understand why we do what we do.
My Saviour. There are periods in my life when it is dark and gloomy. He was there through and through and never give up.
So on July 22, I might be swimming, cycling and running by myself. But I will never be alone. There is no I effort in Ironman. My family and Len (my photographer) will be there cheering me on. Of all the things I look forward on that day is crossing the finish line and taking a pic with my family.
Of course, this means I have to finish. Let start the flame...