The Journey Begins – Today is Day 1

Well hello!  Thanks for popping by. Hopefully you either stumbled on my site by accident and decided to check it out or you purposely came here because you are my mom (hi mom), my family (obligated) or you want to follow me and read about my journey to my first Ironman.  Hopefully I won’t bore you too much.  My blogging approach will be very “inner monologue” so I do hope that is entertaining enough to keep you coming back for more.

I keep hearing over and over again that your first Ironman (mmm, not sure there will be a second), is a journey of self discovery.  You will probably hear the word JOURNEY over and over again from me.  I can’t seem to find a better word to describe what I think this next year will look like.  I hope that it’s not only a journey toward a physical finish line but also a mental and spiritual journey as well. I guess we will see over the coming months.

So yesterday I made the craziest decision I have ever made in my life and registered for Ironman Wisconsin 2019. I am surprisingly calm about it. It took me 5 years of saying, “I want to do Ironman someday” to get here and I really thought I would have some hesitation, but I don’t.  Not even an ounce.  Am I a bit scared, yup, sure am. But more scared about the unknowns (what the training will entail, how much will I hurt, etc) than anything else.  The race, The Ironman race itself, I am excited about.  I KNOW I can get there and I KNOW I can finish it. A whole lot of finishing this amazing feat is mental, so I am starting with the most encouraging message I can tell myself and will keep repeating it as much as I need till I actually cross that finish line.

So come along on my journey with me.  Check back often, I am going to try and post updates at least once a week. And who knows, maybe you will be entertained and hopefully a little inspired to take on a big, hairy goal of your own.


Author: mntrigal

Triathlete on my own quest for the Ironman finishline. IT professional by day, mom of 2 and wife, optimist, ice cream lover, yogi and photographer.

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