I'll be honest. It seems like a long time ago.
Perhaps it's because I haven't been spending countless hours in the pool or on the road cycling.
Perhaps it's because my goals are aligned with something I truly enjoy.
Perhaps it's because that accomplishment is starting to pale in comparison of my future aspirations.
In either case, I wear my IM badge proudly and am excited to watch as other friends and competitors earn their own this weekend. It is a phenomenal accomplishment that no one will ever be able to take away.
Wear your badge with pride, whatever it may be. You've earned it.