As some of you know, I will head up to Idaho this coming weekend. I will be with 2000 others at the starting line of Ironman Cour d'Alene triathlon on Sunday June 22nd. The Ironman triathlon involves swimming 2.4 miles, biking 112 miles and running 26.2 miles. It is one of the toughest sporting competitions in the world and I, Luis Velasquez, an average Joe will be doing it… Wooohoooo!!
Life has given me a lot be thankful for and my health and the fact that I can do these things put a smile on my face and make me feel alive. I have trained a lot since I signed up for this race one year ago (approximately 2,000 Miles of biking, almost 1,400 miles running, and a whooping 230 miles swimming).
So this Sunday while you are getting up and reading your Sunday paper, sometime at lunch or before you go to bed, check my progress. The race starts at 7:00 am Pacific time so at the start of the race you will see a link for the Athlete Tracker under the coverage tab of the event on the home page of http://Ironman.com. My full name is Luis Velasquez and my race number is 784.
One more thing, thank you for being in my life…It's lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believe in myself.