#explore x2

If you’ve been following my blog this year, you know that #explore is my word for 2019. I have been exploring in all areas of my life…training, racing, work, and my personal life. I have been healthy and strong so far this year, so after conferring with the Iron Hippie and Coach Kelly, I have decided to #explore x2 in 2019!

What does #explore x2 mean?! Well…2x the Ironman journey, 2x the learning + growing, 2x the fun! On July 28, 2019 I will be tackling Ironman Lake Placid and on October 13, 2019 I will be tackling Ironman Louisville. Until now, the closest I have raced two Ironman competitions is 10 months apart, but in 2019 I am going to #explore and see what my body + mind can do with two Ironman races 10 WEEKS apart. Eeeekkkkk!!! Like any new thing, I am full of mixed emotions; one minute I doubt my decision and abilities, and the next I am confident in my decision and my abilities. Overall, I am very excited and looking forward to the challenge.

Ironman teaches me something during every journey to the start line and on every race day. I learn things about myself; things I didn’t know before. I ❤ to learn! As a result, I am looking forward to learning and growing on my journey to Ironman Lake Placid, on my journey to Ironman Louisville, during Ironman Lake Placid, and during Ironman Louisville this year.

“Adversity is what introduces you to yourself, so I am discovering myself anew on a daily basis, and everyday I get stronger.” ~Mike Reilly

July 28, 2019
October 13, 2019

For those of you who have done 2 Ironman races ~10 weeks apart, what advice do you have?!

8 thoughts on “#explore x2

  1. First, I’m more impressed that you’re braving a return to IMLou after last year’s weather! Ha! Second, I’m so stinking happy for you and all the awesome things you’re doing right now! Hopefully we can meet up for some training again this summer! Keep crushing it!

    1. Thanks Steena!! I’d ❤️ to meet up for some training this summer!! You are also doing some amazing things right now and I’m SO excited for you!!

  2. This is amazing news!! I’m so jealous that you get to go on this adventure! I’m sure I don’t have to tell you this, but you should go do some digging in Erin’s blog. She’s done 2 big races close together once or twice. So exciting 🙂

  3. Wow! Good for you Kecia! You have all the traits to be successful in tackling this challenge! My hat is off to you for jumping in!

  4. Woot! Woot!! Its going to be awesome!! Definitely doing some rest and recovery before jumping back on the training wagon. You will already have the endurance…you won’t need to go crazy for the weeks between!! It also makes for a long season so just taking yourself from now until then!! 🙂 What made you decide to do Lou again?

    1. Thanks Leslie!! Patience is not my strong suit, but this will definitely be a good lesson in patience. 😜 I figure the weather at Louisville this year HAS to be better than last year, right?! 🤞🏻

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