I often get the "You're crazy dude", "I'll never wake up early in the morning and torture myself like that" or "just listening to your stories makes me tired". Believe it or not, I gave a lot of thought to this personal journey..., but I'm so stubborn that I just like to challenge myself and see what I'm capable off. Part of this thought help me go through the half and full marathon traning programs in the past.

While doing my preliminary research of "tri's", I found some videos in Youtube about the 2009 Ford Ironman World Championship. If you didn't know, this is THE RACE, the one that started all. The following is a documentary (10 parts of around 6 mins each) that really inspired me. If you have the time to see them... DO IT.


Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7

Part 8

Part 9

Part 10

Now I have some questions to you my dear reader.

  • If a person with a heart transplant could do it, why you can't?
  • If a person without all his limbs could do it, why you can't?
  • If a person that had to go to rehab to learn to walk again after a stroke could do it, why you can't?
  • If a 79 year old could do it, why you can't?

I asked myself these questions, and found no excuse to not to do it. I'm very lucky to have all my limbs, never had a transplant of any kind, I can certainly walk normally and I'm still "young" (actually I'm a kid by heart LOL).

So, why you can't?