“I’m too busy”, “I don’t have the athletic gene”, “It’s too late to start now” these are just some of the excuses that got me to where I was in 2017. Two years later I stand before my very first Ironman distance that I couldn’t even begin to imagine 2 years ago. We all need to start somewhere and with enough commitment and drive the excuses will slowly begin to fade away.
In 1999, I was 11 years old, and had just taken up sailing dinghy boats. After a successful sailing lesson with a lot of other children, it was tradition and mandatory to learn capsizing drills. In this drill you capsize the boat in order to learn how to flip it back around, in case you would need it for real someday. For me, this day would be a day of something entirely different.