Hi. My name is Kurt and I... will... be... an Ironman.
Welcome to my journey.
I will eventually come to all the details and updates in time. But in short, this past spring a friend suggested I give a triathlon a try. After four sprint triathlons, I jumped a bit early on the chance to do an Olympic triathlon and then a second Olympic a week later. I was hooked! I've found myself filled with what people are calling "crazy" ideas. I've found myself full of feelings I haven't had since my high school sport days, so I'm taking it all and seeing how far I can go with it. The ultimate goal is I want to complete an Ironman Triathlon. I want to be an Ironman. And I want to do it before 2014.
So why am I starting the blog? A few reasons actually.
1. By making my goal(s) public, it will help me stick to them.
2. I'm hoping I can find people to help me learn things (how to train, nutrition, racing tips, etc.)
3. I want to use this opportunity to see if I can inspire even just one person to be more active and healthy
The blog will unfold on it's own, but I've got three years I plan to be here. I'll post my training schedule, my general nutrition, my goals, my updates, my injuries, and my slip-ups (yes, they will happen). Any tips, comments, questions, and such are always welcome.
So here it is:
My name is Kurt. Today is August 25th, 2010. And in three years I will be an Ironman.