My IRONMAN Journey video – TRIUMPH OF AN UNDERDOG

Upon reaching the finish line, napahinga ako ng malalim dahil pagkatapos ng 1286 kilometrong puno ng antok, pagod, malakas na ulan, nakakatakot na kurbada sa madulas na daan sa Nueva Vizcaya, rough roads in Cagayan, road repairs sa La Union, 30 kms of zero visibility fog in Naguilian, gutom, time pressure, 8 hours left at nasa Laoag pa lang, pagdadalawang isip kung tatapusin pa pero napagisipan kong mas magsisisi ako habambuhay kung di ko itutuloy. Preparation can only lead you so far, in the end it’s about pushing yourself. Finally, 2016 BOSS Ironman sakin ka na!

I can say that the Ironman has changed my life. Dito ko napatunayan na kapag may ginusto kang mithiin, makukuha mo ito kung pagpaplanuhan mo ng maigi at pagsisikapan mo. Salamat po sa lahat ng nag congratulate sa akin sa personal at sa social media. Pagkatapos ko ng Ironman Motorcycle Challenge, feeling ko nakumpleto ko na ang lahat. Really a triumph of an underdog – Ironman first timer, endurance first timer, no team, no group, no support vehicle, used a non-liter bike, a solo rider but still a finisher in what is arguably the most difficult and definitely the longest Ironman ever at 13 provinces and 1300 kilometers. Masasabi ko na well-deserved itong Ironman na ito dahil pwede ko ipagmalaki na pinaghirapan ko talaga ito.

So what’s next for me? The next challenge is to find another challenge now that I’ve ticked this off my bucket list. I will be a rider until I no longer can.
Live Free…

*Thank you to Jay-R Pascual of Sofjay for the intro vid 🙂 You guys are great!

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