A lot of my friends wonder why do I do an Ironman? All of that exercise, that training doesn’t it hurt? Isn’t it rough on your body?
This past year, for reasons out-of-my control, I went through a 4 month period where I was hardly working. Re-orgs, layoffs, etc.
As a result I wasn’t really working … But I was training a lot.
In February I got an awesome job at VMware doing stuff I love.
And so I started working long hours, sitting in front of a computer hacking code, learning about internal systems, etc.
And my body fell apart. My arms, shoulder, neck, and legs went numb because I was sitting down for 8 hours straight.
In three years of training, I have never thought I needed to go to the doctor. After two weeks of work, I had scheduled an appointment.
Ironman training, is tough but I have never been as much as a wreck as I was after just two weeks of being back on the job.