Letting out jitteriness in me

ironman_logoIM Langkawi is only 4 days away. As cool and confident as other participants may appear, there is almost always something that fills me with a certain amount of misgiving and anxiety.

Just like in my first Ironman, the fear overwhelming self-doubt as I wonder what on earth I have gotten myself into. Its almost like bungee jumping. Once you're committed, there's no turning back. The only different is in bungee jump you pay RM1000 for 5 seconds thrill while you pay only RM500 for 17 hours of excitement in Ironman. After all, everyone in your circle of friends, family and co-workers know all about it. For months they have observed as I've immersed myself in the rigors of Ironman preparation. How can you possibly back out and face the people who have supported you as you've prepared for the race of your life?

The swim is particularly terrifying for many triathletes including me. There are news reports about death by box jelly fish in Langkawi also scares me. God willing, I hope everything will turn out OK. I promise myself to take a break at least one year from Ironman next year. I’ve been putting so much effort & commitment into it already. If I do the same to my career or relationship, I’m sure I will be somebody or with somebody right now :P

Like last year, I wish my kids will be waiting for me at the finish line. Unfortunately, it still not happening this year. Good luck to all of you who will participate or come as support crew. See you guys at starting line!

Comments

ian yusof said…
alright bro, good luck! and bring home the medal and tee. :)
Kam said…
tak sempat tulis la bro... will write one soon.

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