Ironman , Bolton , UK. 15. July 2018
Swim 2.4 miles. Bike 112 miles. Run 26.2 miles. All. In. One. Race.
I’m 28 and a chubby female. I run the London marathon this year and straight after I decided that I’ll do all the Marathon Majors by 2019.
A week ago I was wondering what else could I do , what should be my next challenge side by side with my 5 other marathons.. That’s when I came across triathlons, further searching i’ve found Ironman.
Never done a triathlon before, last time I swam was about 15 years ago back in primary school, I do casually cycling but not further than 15-20 kms. So this will be probably the biggest challenge in my life.
I know I don’t fit the mold of the “normal” triathlete by any means. When most people think about an Ironman athlete , they think of a 30 or 40 year-old man who is absolutely ripped and muscly. His body fat is 9%, he rides a bike like he was born doing it, and he can run a marathon in 2hours.
And then there’s me. I am 28, female, and while I’m somewhat athletic, can run/walk a marathon , I’ve never been described as “ripped” in my life, more like someone who’s chubby, and who like cakes and pasta
But as the motto of Ironman is ” Anything is Possible ” I want to show it to everybody that I’m capable to do it.
320 days till race day. Till then I’ll swim + bike + run and then repeat all day and night ✌🏼🙌🏻