Saturday morning, I will enter the water with the likes of Matt Reed, Rasmus Henning, Michael Realart, Tim O'Donnell, etc... the list goes on. For a LONG TIME. At the wee bottom of that list is my name. With a # 36 next to it. My first race in the professional ranks will, despite the chili waters be a baptism by fire with some of the biggest names in the sport! But this is what I signed up for right? The chance to challenge myself against the best there is, to race from the sound of the 1st gun, at the front of the race, up with the big boys. I think of all my emotions, excitement reigns supreme.
A few years ago I was a 225lb fat law student, then I found this sport that has brought me the greatest challenges, moments of exhilaration, feelings of accomplishment and friends I could ever imagine. This is the next step, see what the pro game is about and test/push myself further. I am prepared to struggle, I am prepared to SUFFER, and through that I hope to learn more about myself and continue the awesome journey and experience that triathlon has proven to be. A big Thank You to all who have helped me along the way, big or small, it has all been appreciated.
HERE. WE. GO.