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.