Why am I doing an Ironman again?
[Picture is an “OLA.” When facilitating for a business partner, LIW, we cover their Organizational Leadership Architecture, which has leaders getting really clear about what they want and are truly inspired to achieve – in their role or for a specific project – and then what it’ll take to get there. It’s powerful stuff. As we covered this in training this week, I did an OLA for Ironman…}
So, why again am I training for an Ironman?
It’s not a lifetime dream. I wasn’t envisioning this long ago. I didn’t think it was something I’d do “someday”.
It started not more than 2 years ago. I wondered if I could do an Ironman. The thought would pop in from time to time and I’d set it aside, it was a crazy thought. I’m only a runner, I’m not a swimmer or cyclist. I have 2 businesses, I have 2 kids, I like to spend time with my hubby and vacation (a lot). My life doesn’t look like an Ironman’s life.
I heard the arguments in my head and I didn’t like what I was telling myself. It’s an inspiring idea. What if I could? What if I could show others that an average runner could become an Ironman finisher in 1 year?
I’ve said it out loud that I’m someone who likes to bust traditional paradigms. I don’t want myself or others to be boxed in by what we typically hear we “should” do. I don’t want to live a comfortable, reasonable life. I want to do something super cool and unbelievable. I want to inspire myself and others. I want to be an Ironman finisher.
September 11, 2016; I will be bad ass and finish Ironman Wisconsin.