Step 2… The New Orleans Ironman 70.3 Mile Triathlon
The next phase of the journey is not an easy one.. The Ironman 70.3 event is definitely a very, very, very hard race… For those who know me the overall plan might be starting to make since now.. As you look at the backdrop you might start to understand why this finish line needed to be on my list. This is where my life in New Orleans started back in 2007, right inside of Jackson Square… To get back home to the Louisville Ironman 140.6, I must pass through these gates. Finishing here is my ticket to return home for a shot at personal glory in front of my family, friends, and more importantly, my son Boston.. Time goals? No… I had time goals going into the marathon and I learned some lessons… Regardless of a time goal, you must push as hard as possible and just see what happens. If you leave everything out there then you will have no regrets… The marathon was easy sailing, I was smiling, I was happy, and I was hitting my time goals almost perfectly until somewhere between mile 14-16… that’s when mother marathon decided to teach me a lesson about broken down feet and being arrogant with time goals my first time out… Lesson learned.. My goals have changed.. I just need to get there this year.. I just need to cross those finish lines and check them off my list.. I’ll make a new list after this year is over and I actually complete these races.. Then I can have time goals..