First, I hope you take a moment and read the “About” section along with the blurb on my home page to understand WHY I created IronMadMan.com.
Did that? Great!
No? OK, I’ll wait.
Today, I’m not going to write about today’s training regimen.
Instead, I want to share with you the hidden soul of my website. The real reason behind its existence. IronMadMan.com is inspired by a song from my favorite band, U2.
I heard “Unknown Caller” for the first time at the big Rose Bowl concert in Pasadena this past October 25. I wasn’t really feeling No Line on the Horizon as an album until Bono, The Edge, Adam and Larry brought it to life in front of nearly 100,000 people. I didn’t give it a fair shake.
During the show, “Unknown Caller” really spoke to me on a deeper level.
I was lost between the midnight and the dawning In a place of no consequence or company Sweet 33 when the numbers fell off the clock face Speed dialing with no signal at all
The above lyrics describe how my life felt at that moment. I was a little in the dark. My mind and heart were not quite in sync. I lacked a center. Or, I was fumbling through the dark trying to find it.
And then, with a sweeping chorus echoed by thousands throughout a packed stadium, this:
Restart and reboot yourself You’re free to go Oh, ohhh Shout for joy if you get the chance Password, you, enter here, right now
ZAP! These words hit me in my gut as hard as the bass from the speakers were gyrating. No matter what our lives look like at any given moment, to the outside world and in the deepest recesses within our soul, there is always time to reboot. To refresh. To start anew.
And it is exhilarating once you make that commitment!
Go, shout it out, rise up Oh, ohhh Escape yourself, and gravity
So, IronMadMan was born in my brain. And “Unknown Caller” has been on a constant mental loop whenever I think of the site – or my Ironman journey in general.
Dream big. Reach high. Shout for joy… if you get the chance.
Password, You. Enter here. Right now.
293 days and counting.