Monday, January 10, 2011

And, so it begins...

Well hello there! Thanks for checking out my double Ironman blog.... hopefully you'll find it interesting (on any level) and will come back every now and then to see how my story plays out.  I don't plan to post here everyday... that'd get a little old... but I'll keep you posted every now and then with my training progress and race results

The purpose of this blog is purely to share a few of the countless experiences and thoughts that I'll have over the next 39 weeks... concluding with the largest physical challenge I will attempt in my life to date, the Virginia Double Iron Triathlon (consisting of a 4.8 mile swim, 224 mile bike, and 52.4 mile run).   The race will take place on October 8-9 in Lake Anna State Park, Virginia.  Each discipline is done straight through and consecutively, with an overall time limit of 36 hours.... yea, I'm not denying that it's completely insane... I'm still wondering what the hell I'm thinking

On that note.... why do it?  I've been thinking about doing this race since Ironman Florida (Nov 7) and have gone back and forth on the decision.  In the end, I'm attempting the challenge to test my limits and prove to myself that I can do it... also, I don't know how many more years I'll have the knees capable of it!    How will I do it?  Through an obscene amount of training, and surrounding myself with great people who will keep my head up during tough times.

Before I clock out... it's going to be a very trying 39 weeks with highs and lows, any support you want to send my way can be done through Paypal to my gmail address, OR just post some comments below... hint, I prefer comments  :)

Plenty more to come!  Till next time... stay healthy & be happy


  1. You can do this honey! Love the blog idea.

  2. Hey Bernzy, Bini sent me the link to your blog. You are INSANE. That is all. :)

  3. Why? It's only 36 hours... ;)
    Just messing... honestly though, I couldn't even imagine meeting this goal if it weren't for the confidence I have in my support crew and the motivation from everyone else behind me!

    Follow along, and I'll see you in August!