I have the great privilege of teaching yoga to associates at CarMax headquarters in Goochland, Virginia. One of my students has this tattoo:
Here’s how she got it:
Swam 2.4 miles in open water
Biked 112 miles
Ran 26.2 miles
ALL. IN. ONE. DAY. I love her and her moxy. Having done this crazy thing, numerous times, she is a real inspiration. I am humbled that she accesses my yoga class to balance her training.
This makes my upcoming ING Miami Marathon seem small – but I know it’s not.
These Ironman athletes, men and women, are super heros. And I get to witness their heroics in Florida on Saturday when my girl, Beth, competes in her first full Ironman event. No stranger to challenge and a fan of the big push, Beth won her way to a spot on X2 Performance Ironman Team. Here’s what she did to prepare (in 18 weeks).
Total Swim: 56 Miles
Total Bike: 1,745 Miles
Total Run: 275 Miles
Total Miles: 2,076 miles (basically the distance from Denver to Key West!)
We aren’t quite rendezvousing in Key West, though I love it there– we are meeting up in Panama City, FL.
It will do. I can’t wait.
While Beth is churning out unbelieveable mileage in 3 ways, I will be running my 10 – 52,800 steps closer to heaven. On the beach, in the sun. Unfurling my mat at the end. Heaven.
Here’s a kiss for good luck:
You’re a good girl, and you know it. Just hold on.