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Ironman at 50, and celebrating turning 50 in style

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IM50 – What is it about

IM50 is a community of people who are a stage of life where many significant changes can occur. Changes such as Children finishing their education and moving out Milestone birthdays such as 40 or 50, or 60 Retirement Parents passing away Divorce In my case, I am 46, very overweight, and have recently gone through a divorce. I have had to do a lot of work over the last year realigning my vision for the future. Much of what I had committed my life towards, buying the family home, renovating, landscaping it, and building the ideal family life has disappeared…
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Not my first dance

While moving from where I am now in terms of fitness to finishing an Ironman Triathlon seems a long stretch, this is not my first time doing this. It is not the first time I have been this fat and unfit (I have been worse), and it is not the first time I have set fitness goals and achieved them.  When I got married in 2001, I weighed around 146kg. I knew I needed to do something about it, so set a goal of running the Melbourne marathon. I did this in 2003, completing the race in 4hrs 31 minutes.…