On May 4, I did something I never thought I’d do — a half Ironman!
When I signed up, everything about it was out of my comfort zone. Race atmosphere was a mystery to me. Open water swimming scared me. I had yet to ride a road bike and I preferred running at night, so nobody could see me huffing and puffing at mile 2.
And if we’re being honest, I bought that Midnight 5K shirt at a thrift store, so that should tell you something about my past race experience.
But discomfort only lasts if you let it.
Crossing that finish line was a great victory for me. 70.3 miles of swim, bike, run was a true feat, but the greatest reward was conquering my fears along the way.
Don’t let anything stop you from doing something crazy. If you set a goal, work toward it. You’ll be surprised where it will take you. You can do anything you set your mind to!