Who is Tran?
It started in 2008. Before then, I had very little desire to be active or consciously healthy. It’s not that I wasn’t healthy or active, but more that it was an afterthought. I was never very athletic. Sure , I swam as a kid, camping and hiking with scouts, black belt in tae kwon do.. but all that was forced upon me by my parents. Now.. being active is by choice.
When I moved back to California in late 2007, single, jobless, and generally bored out of my mind, I decided that I wanted to do something with my life (other than look for a job and do what people do after college). It started with the marathon goal: run a marathon before 25. That didn’t pan out as I had expected, but I did complete several half marathons before 25.. and the marathon goal slowly grew to the triathlon goal, and now… the Ironman goal. 2010 is not going to be the year that I complete my first Ironman (that’s at least a year or two away), but it is the year that will hopefully help shape all my laziness and bad habits into something focused on the new goal.. to hear the announcer at the end of the race tell the world: “Tran Nguyen… you are an IRONMAN!!”.
This blog isn’t dedicated solely to my journey to becoming an Ironman. It’s more of an outlet for the everyday comings and goings in my life: training, goals, cooking, excursions and adventures, randomness, etc. My better half (Minh) decided that it would be a good outlet for me to start a blog, and so I’m rolling with it.
Stay tuned for more…