Seek support and enjoy a better life

Seek support and enjoy a better life

Lonely Ironmen in a hot and long distance cycle training (I was the one who took the shot). You have my respect, fellow Ironmen! Key takeaways: Humans are not resilient in nature;Most people would choose to stay in the 'comfort' zone; that's nature;When grit is needed, your best chance of success is to seek support;With [...]

What did I learn from an Ironman race? (Part IV- Grit!)

What did I learn from an Ironman race? (Part IV- Grit!)

(Pic: A good book or two on a long-haul Sydney-Huston flight was a great idea.) Key takeaways: - Grit is essential to Ironman training and race. - Grit plays an essential role in the success of your life and career. - The best gift from an Ironman race! Dr. Angela Duckworth wrote a NY Times's [...]

How to train yourself to finish an Ironman 70.3 (Part I: Can I do it?)

How to train yourself to finish an Ironman 70.3 (Part I: Can I do it?)

Key takeaways: - Motivation is essential for starting an Ironman training. - How fast you finish an Ironman race is not important; just have fun! - If a 77-year-old grandma can do it, then you can do it. Yes, you can, if I can! Ironman 70.3 is getting more popular due to its challenging distance [...]

What did I learn from an Ironman race? (Part III- Creating a strong social bonding)

What did I learn from an Ironman race? (Part III- Creating a strong social bonding)

(Pic: heading to the water for a triathlon club race; what a family event!) Key points to take away: - your personal (social) network gives you a strong meaning of life, - social network strengthens your bond to the society and makes you happier as a human, - you are five times more likely to [...]

What did I learn from an Ironman race? (Part I- You are not alone)

What did I learn from an Ironman race? (Part I- You are not alone)

I did my first Ironman 70.3 (ironman.com) in my life on 26 November 2017. I swam 1.9km, rode 90km and then ran a half marathon 21km. I finished the race in 6 hrs, 24 mins and 59 seconds. My result was not super great, but I am proud of it; very proud of it! I [...]