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Ironman Tattoo

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I finally did it! Three years of desire but not committing. I’ve never ever considered a tattoo in my lifetime before then.  Matter of fact I’ve never liked them and I’ve never had a reason to get one. But then I did Ironman Cozumel in 2011 and decided I wanted one. It took until after my third Ironman to get it. I had many discussions about this with other athletes. Some told me they would never put a logo on their body. Hmm, I guess the M-dot is a logo but it signifies more than that. It’s an accomplishment of finishing 2.4 miles swim, 114 miles bike and 26.2 miles run, all within 17 hours.  Do I feel different? Not really, just that it hurt like heck! I’m however proud of what I’ve accomplished. Ironman x 3 and my fourth coming up in August. I’m  51 and I feel stronger and fitter than I felt my whole life. So yeah, I’m proud of my tattoo! 🙂