The Journey to Ironman (1) - "How it all started."

June 22, 2018

(This post was originally published on April 19th 2018 on Medium.)


Everything started with a question I received on WhatsApp.


"Do you wanna try to do an Ironman?"


Message was from my eldest brother, a fitness coach, a triathlete trainer, and an athlete.


As ignorant and as competitive as I am, even I have not done any fitness training for years, unfit, and couldn't even ride a bike properly.


I responded - "I can do Ironman"


This was a week and a half ago.


For the following few days, it was all I was thinking in my head.


Two days later, I met my brother in person in the gym, he was instructing a cycling class.  He saw me.  He asked me again.


"So you want to do it?"


I said "Yes."


"Go run 20km in a week first."


"20km in one go?  Or in total in a week?"


There were no more responses.


And I knew.


That was the answer I needed.  No more question was asked.


All I needed was to start, and that was how things begin.


That, was a month ago.



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