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Go Big or Go Home⁠ — Conquering My First Triathlon
July 5, 2019

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!

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