Perhaps it was the drink(s). Perhaps it was the need for an immense amount of peer pressure to keep me honest through all the training. Whatever the reasons, Project IronReady was born.
The focus of the project is to raise awareness and money for a yet to be determined charity or charities (I’ll very shortly have established the right charity partnerships! Stay Tuned) through the 300 days of training leading up to my first-ever Ironman triathlon. You’ll be able to contribute soon to the charities of choice.
In orer to drive that awareness, I will post my training program, and blog regularly about how I am progressing, how I feel, as well as the random things that come to my mind. I will post all of my workouts and a daily (or at least close to it) log of my “vital metrics” – weight, body fat, hours of sleep. I will also keep a close watch on my diet, and ensure I give good visibility as to whether I’m staying on track, or falling off the wagon.
I am in the planning stage of the Childrens Ironman Challenge an effort that allows kids to combine fundraising with active lifestyle, encouraging a lifelong love for fitness. Through the program, kids will secure pledges towards the completion of their own Ironman – the full 226 kms of swimming, biking and running over a three to six month period prior to the my Ironman race. Stay tuned for more details on that.
In all of this, I hope to maintain a light spirit and to encourage everyone to believe that their dreams are possible… and, more importantly, they can get much more than personal gratification through striving to achieve them.