I had no intention of doing it again. My exact words to my wife was “once is enough. I’m retired.” My plan was to volunteer next year and see the race from that perspective.
“The best laid schemes of mice and men / Go oft awry.” – Robert Burns
Even though I decided I was going to do it, I keep checking to see if the registration website had been closed. Meaning was the registration full. Each time I checked I was surprised it wasn’t. Part of me was glad the event wasn’t full, part of me wanted the decision to be taken out of my hands. I thought about Ironman Texas every week. Besides anything related to my wife and children it was the greatest day of my life. I was certain IMTX was almost filled up, and that my window of being able to sign up for the race would soon close. My training has been down, and my weight has been up. So when I checked a couple of weeks ago, I couldn’t help but sign up.
So it is done, and I’m EXCITED! Nothing motivates like Ironman. Triathlons are a great way to lose weight, but an Ironman triathlon is like a fat burner pill that actually works. For me, the results can’t be disputed. I got in five workouts this week and my weight is already trending in the right direction.