IM Wisconsin - September '03
My first ironman! The disappointment of not actually winning the race was easily overshadowed by the sense of accomplishment that I felt from finishing.
It was long journey getting there. I lost 112 lbs about 1.5 years earlier. While vacationing in Kona, I noticed that triathlete's riding along the Queen K Hwy. I decided then and there (in the taxi cab from the airport) to investigate triathlons. I had no desire to race the Ironman distance at the time. Though, I did recall seeing the famous telecast on Wide World of Sports about 20 years ago. All I knew was that it seemed like a good way to keep the weight off.