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From Couch to Ironman 140.6 in One Year?? Answer, YES…

By on September 6, 2012

So you are fat, out of shape, hopeless, lost, spirits broken down, and you feel like there is nothing you can do and you have crossed too far into the fat world and NO exercise world… You can’t stop eating things, You inhale everything around you, and the food has taken over and now has 100% complete control of your brain… Maybe something happened in your life? Someone died, you got divorced, you went through hell and back personally?? Whatever you are going through there is an answer, IRONMAN…

I had my own reasons… It involved all of the above, Death, Divorce, And Personal Hell… So I thought to myself, “Dustin you are fat, you are out of shape, you are mentally weak right now, and you are basically in what I would like to call the SUCK phase of whatever you are going through… So we need to lose weight, get mentally strong, become healthy, and get happy… If you get to the IRONMAN finish line I think all of those things will be taken care of…”

This voice in my head was making a lot of sense, and just like that, a switch flipped in my head, full speed ahead to Ironman … I immediately locked onto the Ironman Louisville 2012 finish line and did everything in my power to do whatever it would take to get there. Ultimately, I found out more about myself during the journey than I could have ever imagined… I won’t tell my whole story here because you can flip back through the blog and follow the journey as it happened. There were injuries, setbacks, successes, failures, and every other emotion you can conjure up in your head.

Mainly what I want to tell YOU right now is

YES, you can do it…

YES, it will be hard…

YES, the training will never seem to end…

YES, you will probably get injured…

YES, you will be pushed to every limit and much further…

If you follow these two rules then failure will never be possible:

1. Never, Ever, Ever Give up

2. RELENTLESS FORWARD PROGRESS

 

In closing I want to say one last thing… Something I wondered during my journey and training was, “Will the finish line be everything I am building it up to be?? Will I feel different?? Will I be a new person??? Will it be a profound moment of clarity?? Will it blow my mind???  The answer, yes…