This will be a journey as I become an Ironman. I want to ensure I have proper motivation for this endeavor.
Two years ago my grandfather passed away from the illness that is Alpha-1. It had me concerned so I went to the doctor myself in order to get tested. Upon blood work and such it was determined I am a carrier of it as well. While the doctor said I am healthy now I know that things can take a toll on me later in life.
While I decide to swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles, and then finish with a nice 26.2 mile run, I want to make sure I am doing it for the right reason. Being able to always remember why I am doing this will help me when I am having bad training sessions or even good ones. I will have to remember I am not doing this for myself rather to raise awareness to a disease not many people are aware of.