8 months and 8 days
by Coach Suzy
It’s New Year’s day, and this is the year of my Ironman. This is my first entry in my blog about my journey going from “3 Mile Suzy” to Ironman Finisher. It is with great excitement and anticipation that I begin this journey.
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Confucius
I took that single step in the spring of 2012 when two of my dear friends/fellow coaches (Jim and Chilly) and I registered to volunteer at Ironman Wisconsin 2012 on Saturday, the day before the race. That was perfect because we had race day free to support the athletes and take it all in. We also were given the opportunity to sign up for the 2013 race, which we all took advantage of. A couple other team members also registered to race in 2013. All of them are better athletes than I am, but that’s ok with me. I will enjoy training with them, and I know that we will support each other no matter what.
“Never compare your journey to someone else’s. Your journey is YOUR journey, not a competition.” -Author unknown
And so it begins, my dear boyfriend, coach and biggest fan, Joe LoPresto. You’ve taught me well that the only limitations a person will ever have are the ones they put on themselves. I trust you implicitly, and in 8 months and 8 days, I intend to hear the words, “Suzy Cerra, YOU are an Ironman!” What an amazing and life changing year it’s going to be… Let’s go climb Mount Ironman!
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Suzy Cerra is a USAT certified Triathlon Coach with Experience Triathlon. As leaders in the endurance services industry, Coach Suzy and the Experience Triathlon staff help athletes of all ages and abilities achieve success in training, racing and life. Learn more about Coach Suzy and Experience Triathlon at www.experiencetriathlon.com.