Yes this week we are featuring not one, but three bloggers. Nancy, Bolder and Ellie are off to Ironman Florida next week. The event is held at Panama City Beach on November 4th. If you head over to their blogs you will can read the story of how they went from ordinary athletes to becoming Ironmen (and Ironwomen).
Nancy: Tri-mom Squared, aka The Nancinator: I’m a back of the pack triathlete and full-time mom of preschool twins —at age 49 all of this is new! I struggle with motivation and weight loss but keep plugging away. I’ve completed nine marathons, 25 half marathons, two Olympic- distance triathlons, three half Ironman triathlons, an iron- distance aqua velo, and a few sprint triathlons. Now I’ve gone and done it! I signed up for Ironman Florida on November 4, 2006. Probably I’ll always be eligible for the Athena body weight competition category (150+), but I’d like to just barely qualify! I have a strong academic and professional background in sports nutrition, exercise physiology, and biomechanics – now it’s time to apply it to myself.
Bolder: What am I going to do?’ was the hardest question I was ever asked. Now, it is the hardest question I ask myself. My people, my fine people, my fine fine people, I don’t have answers or wisdom. But, I am willing to share my journey to find them. I hope this blog to be a source of inspiration, of motivation, and an occasional smile—because that is what you—my fellow bloggers—give to me each and every day …
Ellie: 50-something grandmother of 3 traveling full-time in an RV with her husband, dog and cat, running marathons and doing triathlons, training for Ironman Florida.
Each has prepared themself for the upcoming event in a different way. They’ve done the training, the dreaming and now they are ready. Please join in with those who will be there to cheer them on in person or in spirit. You can follow what’s happening in Ironman Florida on November 4th over at Ironman Live.
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