Two Tribes…

It’s been 4 days since I put it out into the world that I am doing an Ironman and already the response has been interesting.

Originally I wasn’t going to go public until after the event. I prefer to talk about what I’ve done, rather than what I am going to do. Hence why I’d had this booked for well over a month before anyone other than my inner most inner circle knew anything about it. It was only a chat with Mr Chris James that convinced me to do the blog thing so here we are (thats what I get for having a branding expert in said circle!) He pointed out that people might relate to my challenge and find my journey interesting and indeed, that already seems to be the case.

So far though, people that have spoken to me about it fall into two very distinct tribes:

  1. Those that have done an Ironman before. This tribe have only ever said things about how much time I have. This is especially true of those in this tribe that know me well and are either trained by or train with me.
  2. Those that have not done an Ironman before. This tribe is a lot less positive and the general vibe is that I have no time at all to get ready. That is not to say they are not encouraging, it is just interesting that the opinions are clearly divided.

Right now, I am more tempted to listen to those that have done one but I guess we will see which is right 🙂

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