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?