Hi!  My name is Ruth Payne (aka IronRudy) 🙂   Thanks for visiting!  I have been doing endurance events for over 10 years and long distance triathlons specifically for 7 years.  I realized a lifelong dream when I qualified to compete in the Ironman World Championship, in Kona, Hawai’i.  The fulfillment of this dream happened when I crossed the finish line on October 14, 2017.  Throughout this journey, I have found that training and racing has taught me a great deal about myself.  I’ve learned characteristics that I love about myself and also the shadow side – the more challenging aspects of myself that I sometimes find myself wishing I didn’t possess.  Training and racing brings me a great deal of life and I love sharing my experiences with others.  I am excited to have a space to publish thoughts that arise through daily prayer and reflection.  Thank you for joining me on this journey!

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