Like a lot of people, my first experience with triathlon was on TV and the coverage of the Ironman World Championships in Kona Hawaii. No surprise that it would be a dream to race there, but the qualifying bit sounds a bit hard and the lottery probably harder (with my luck). So it really got me thinking when Ironman announced the Kona Inspired contest. 8 people will be chosen to race in Kona this year based on their story and how they exemplify the Anything is Possible mantra.
I entered. It is a little crazy and possibly a long shot, but I definitely personify the Anything is Possible mantra and have the history to prove it. If you you'd like to see my Kona Inspired Entry you can click here. I won't mind at all if you vote for me too, that would actually be pretty swell.
This morning I did a little follow up video, which I hope to do fairly often to document my season and training where I talk a little bit about the Kona Inspired entry, Denver Triathlon, and Hurting.
If you didn't click the links above already I'll just tell you -
I am very passionate about health, and now more than ever weight loss. Obesity is a big problem - 2/3rds of all adults are over weight and it is the second leading cause of death in the US. We are essentially digging our own graves with a fork. For the majority of the overweight and morbidly obese people the idea of getting to a healthy weight seems impossible, just as impossible as the first sprint tri, and effeminately just as impossible as completing the Kona Ironman.