The road to becoming an Ironman was a long one. One could argue that it started when I started my training a year before the race, but in actuality, there were hundreds of little events that led me to that point. I have a tendency to be very long winded, but some say I'm a good storyteller. So, sit back, grab a bottle of Gatorade and a PowerBar, and Iíll tell you a little story of how I became an Ironman. Its long, but you just might dig it if you read through it.