October 21, 2009

Unthinkable? Amazing

I haven't posted for a few days because nothing has caught my attention... until today. I get the Ironman.com daily news feed and they shared that Scott Rigsby, the first double amputee to complete an Ironman, has released a book about his experience titled, "UnThinkable." The book documents Scott's journey from losing his legs to becoming an Ironman. I've always been incredibly inspired by Scott for so many reasons. He competed in the 2007 Ironman World Championships, the race that made me take the leap into this sport and changed my life. His story was incredibly moving. I was dealing with personal challenges and didn't know how to swim, but none of it seemed that daunting in comparison to what he faced to achieve the Ironman dream. When I completed my first big triathlon six months later, Scott was competing in the same race. It was really incredible to get a chance to see him compete. I'll definitely add this book to my reading list for the offseason.

This has been a very good week. I've been busy but in a positive and productive way. I've done a little bit of training and have worked to get back on my pre-race diet. But it all still remains very unstructured and I do it as life permits. My foot is still as is, but I can't rush it. I'm hoping to take some steps forward with treatment next week, be it the PRP injection or just old fashioned physical therapy. And I'm preparing for a long weekend in Lake Placid, the site of my next Ironman. More on that to come soon!

1 comment:

  1. I just read this book. I bought it at The Strand and read it in just a dew days. If you're interested I can send you my copy - email me at kristagager (at) gmail (dot) com.



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