Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Chasing an Answer

The big day is just around the corner. The training is almost done and on Sunday I'll jump into the brisk water of Mirror Lake for 140.6 miles pure of challenge.

Often asked and seldom answered to satisfaction is, "Why?" Why spend countless hours training? Why the expense? Why the time away from friends and family? Why race Ironman? Like I said, the answer, no matter how sincere and thoughtful in response seldom reveals itself entirely. So often the motivations are open to interpretation too. Perhaps because there is no one reason, no one motivation, no one truth. It's complex in a master painter kind of way. Like Picasso, Jasper Johns, Dali, Van Gogh, and Pollock the meaning of their work lives somewhere between the creator and the created. Often discussed and understood by only the truly wise is our purpose defined. And that, in itself, may be the essence of the Ironman, the race and Ironman, the athlete.

Join me, athlete #1519, Sunday, 7:00 AM Eastern, on IronmanLive.com while I chase not only the the finish line but my own truth too.

Stay tuned...


Max said...

I'm volunteering at one of the run stations at Lake Placid. So have a great race! And see you out there!

Anonymous said...

Best of Luck!!!!!

Wendy said...

The athlete tracker and my virtual cowbell will be working over time here!

IronJenny said...

I'll be following!!!

Brent Buckner said...

Seize your day!

triitagain said...

Have a great day!

SixTwoThree said...

Have an awesome, amazing race! Will look forward to hearing about it :-)

Wendy said...

Out of the water ... onto the bike! Go Boomer!

Brent Buckner said...

Done! Congratulations. Recover well!

Wendy said...

Well Done!!!!

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