YES! I want to be an Ironman!
But how? My fear of deep water would hinder me to complete even a mini-sprint race, sure I know how to swim, and little by little (with God’s help) I’m conquering this fear. And when that time comes, I may be able to bravely swim any body of water. How about my biking skill? Yes I know how to bike, but haven’t tried this skill yet on a road bike, but what more on a tri bike? My running? Sure I can run, but not that fast. 🙂
And so at this point in my life, I can’t, and I won’t, I don’t have the luxury of time to devote mine for training. And I’m a wife of a triathlete, at the back of my mind, maybe I feel contended knowing that my husband gladly shares his accomplishments with me. For now I will just be the “Jinky Pacquiao” to a Manny Pacquiao, or the “Kelly Lawrence” to a Terenzo Bozzone or the “Neri Alexander” to a Craig “Crowie” Alexander. 🙂
And when the time comes when Erick is competing for his full Ironman distance, I would be on the other side of the road, cheering for him and I will be waiting at the finish line. 🙂