I just saw this inspiring story and video and couldn’t help post it here, even though it’s from 2012:
India’s first Ironman. Asia’s only Ultraman. Sounds impressive, doesn’t it? But Anu Vaidyanathan is a woman, and one of India’s finest triatheletes. Owner of an intellectual property firm, Anu completed her first triathlon as a graduation gift to herself. For her first Ironman competition, she trained through a year, waking up at 3 a.m. everyday to get the exercise she needed. From there, it was a steady journey onward till she had put together a consistent racing schedule that didn’t clash with her Ph.D. studies. The result of all her hard work? She finished a gruelling 3-day trialthlon (10 km swim, 420 km bike, 84.4 km run) and became Asia’s only Ultraman athlete!
A great lesson in positive self-image, goal-setting, planning, discipline and inspiring others through action!