I guess the most logical place to start is at the beginning. In the beginning God created…wait that's too far back. Let’s try again. On a cold snowy day in the December of 1974 my mother give birth to…me…no wait that's still too far back.
I guess the beginning was a trip to the service center for an oil change for my Jeep a couple months back. A good friend of mine, MK, is about to do something absolutely amazing, she is going to run an Ironman Triathlon in November. What makes this all the more cool is the fact that she's never done a triathlon! But the thing about MK is that she's crazy dedicated, she’s crazy motivated and she’s crazy inspirational! I’m a firm believer that she can do anything!
It just so happens that MK works at the dealership where I get my Jeep serviced, so anytime I'm in, I try to say hi. During this particular visit she was telling me about her to training for the Ironman and in casual conversation she told me that I should really try a triathlon. She told me there’s a sprint triathlon at Portage Lakes in September. Without really thinking about it, I said “sure”. Later I would seriously wonder what the hell I was thinking!
Okay so what's the big deal? I'm going to do a triathlon. Why would anyone want to write about this? More importantly, why would anyone want to read about this? To be honest, I’m not sure if anyone will read this, but if nothing else it should be a fun way for me to track this wild and crazy ride. Hold on tight...here we go!