Today I learned another valuable lesson on the importance of nutrition, consistent training, and above all mental toughness. In every race and I suspect it’s the same for every Ironman you have to break through a mental wall, a barrier that pushes you past the pain propelling you to the finish line. Today I couldn’t break through, but finished. My coach said, “did you have fun?” Yes, I did. In the end that’s what matters when you are doing something you enjoy.