I’m now 40 years old, and I’m a mom to two wild yet fantastically fun little girls, I just wrapped up my career as a grad student, and I guess I’m also a triathlete now!!
I became enamored with the notion of “ironmom” a few years back after reading a blog where the author described herself using that term – a mom who includes iron-distance triathlon events in her life. And all I could think was: I want that to be me.
(because, you know, I was raising two little girls and trying to finish grad school – my plate wasn’t full enough already)
But how would I get there? Considering I could barely run the dishwasher, let alone run a marathon AFTER the bike and swim, it seemed like a long shot…
(ok, that’s not really true. I’ve never really been a couch potato – but I did put on baby weight, and combined with moving steadily towards middle age I was starting to feel like I was no longer active and fit the way I’d like to be)
Since I’ve always been one to listen to reason (sarcastic smile and a wink), I (slowly) started training and many of the other crazy things that triathletes do. It certainly has been a trip so far – and I’ve got a long way left to go.
At this point, I’ve just finished my first Ironman – IM Canada on July 24th, 2016. And there are lots more adventures to come!
(and I still can’t run the dishwasher 😉 )