About JoJo's Journey from Miami Marathon to Ironman USA (Lake Placid) 2010
Welcome to my blog
I started blogging on this site when training for the Flora London Marathon in 2007. I kept blogging while training for the Ironman Coeur d'Alene in Idaho in 2008. And now I'm back, and it's time to detail my journey from the ING Miami Marathon in January through the Ironman USA in Lake Placid, NY in July 2010. To those of you who used to read JoJo's Miami Blog - I hope you find me here. To newcomers - thanks for checking in on me.
My background is that I'm an ex-pat Brit born in Lancashire. I left the UK at 13 to move to Miami, and after bouncing around quite a bit, I've been back in Miami for 15 years or so. I ran my first marathon in 2000 - the 25th Anniversary Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, DC. When it was over, I missed my Saturday therapy sessions on the long runs, so laced the shoes back up and I've completed 14 marathons since the first one. In 2007 my friends talked me into a triathlon, and because I can't seem to start small, I agreed to do an Ironman. It was my first, and I vowed it would be my last. But here I am again - back for more! So join me on my journey and I'll recount all the silly exploits of me and my friends as we log the miles on our way from the Marathon of the Palm Beaches, to the Disney Marathon, to the ING Miami Marathon, to Ironman 70.3 Florida at Disney, and finally to the finish line at IMUSA in Lake Placid, NY. It's going to be quite a trip!