RIVERHEAD, NY – Peconic Bay Medical Center Executive Director Dr. Amy E. Loeb recently participated in an Ironman Triathlon that took place in Lake Placid. After competing in the physically demanding non-stop race, Loeb attributed her resiliency and success to her journey in personal growth.
“Finishing an Ironman was not only an extreme physical challenge, but a test of determination and perseverance,” Loeb said. “The preparation over many months to endure moving my body for 140.6 miles over 16 plus hours allowed me to gain new strengths and taught me how to live a much healthier lifestyle. Aside from the physical training, the focus on nutrition, hydration, and mental preparation has been life changing. Through this act, I hope that I have inspired others to be more active and stay in tune with their physical and mental health.”
With more than 170 events worldwide each year, an Ironman Triathlon consists of a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bicycle ride and a marathon 26.2-mile run to finish. To officially be declared an “Ironman,” contestants must finish the race in 17 hours or less.