So I did it. After months of hemming and hawing, I signed up for my first full Ironman last weekend. September 29 is the day I’ll line up at Ironman Maryland.
It was a tough decision moving up to the 140.6 distance. The half has treated me very well over the past few years, and it’s a race that I have really come to love. A big part of me said “stay with the half and keep kicking ass.”
But another part of me said it was time to take the leap and see what I can really do (and finally have an answer when people ask “when are you going to do a full”).
Looks like I’ll have the exact same mantra in 2018 that I had in 2017…and in 2016…”Nothing matters until September.” Of course those both turned out to be two pretty good racing years.