Another Thursday is here and I find myself thinking very hard about what I’m thankful for. Some weeks these things are so easy to write and other weeks I think, “Gee, I’ve already posted so many things I’m thankful for. Could there possibly be anything else?” This is ridiculous because there is ALWAYS something or someone to be thankful for. And none of these will ever include Angelina Jolie’s leg.

Since tri training is upon me, I’m thankful for the triathlon.

Sure, the triathlon makes me so nervous I could crap my pants before the race even starts, but it also makes me feel so amazing when I complete one that I highly recommend everyone does at least one in their lifetime. And I don’t want to hear about the “I can’t swim part” because while I had a background in swimming, an open water swim is a whole different animal than swimming in a nice, flat chlorinated pool. Not to mention all of my bicycling issues. I’m straight up Thee Stooges on the bike. Ha!

The back story is that I started this triathlon thing on a whim. I swam in high school but hadn’t ridden a bike since I was maybe eleven, but I figured, I was wasting any swim talent I still had on not at least attempting one. My first ever triathlon was a sprint and I completed it with a borrowed bike and more jitters than I have ever felt before a race. Quite honestly, I’m still a total noob in the triathlon world. I certainly don’t look like this:

However, on the plus side, I do get to see a lot of this:


Anywho, the triathlon pushes me way out of my comfort zone and I have so much to improve upon that each and every race I learn something new. I’m thankful for the challenge and the butt kicking. And yeah, the eye candy doesn’t hurt either…

What are you thankful for today?