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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