Isra Garcia was a speaker at The Do Lectures Costa Rica.
I watched his talk and was super inspired (this is not at all surprising given that's the whole point of the Do lectures)... so, I went up to him afterwards.
"Isra, Hey, I'm Alice, thank you so much for the awesome talk. I've been thinking of doing an Ironman for a while now with my husband, it's been on our mind... I just wanted to let you know that I am all fired up after listening to your story"
"When you do it?" With a very strong spanish accent.
" I don't know"
"Ironman Cozumel. November. Do it. Make it happen". Period. I was like what, that's it. No discussion as to whether we could do it in time, no background check, just do it.
He suggested I go home and with in a week, buy two tickets, one for me and one for Ross to Ironman Cozumel.
So that was it. I told everyone around me for the rest of the weekend about the conversation I'd had with Isra. Was he for real? Could I actually do it?
This was my face when I shook hands with Isra and told him I was going to do it.
And so that was it. I went home. Told Ross what had happened and with in a week we had signed up for Ironman Cozumel in Mexico on November 29th.