One thing I’ve learned throughout my triathlon training (and it’s only been a year, so I learn fast) is that triathlon is hard and the training is even harder. If you are in the midst of training as well, don’t downplay what you are trying to accomplish. Let people know what you are training for. Swim, bike & run with pride!
This evening I rode my bike to the local track where I did run/walk/sprints, and then I rode my bike home. As I was getting ready to head home, one of the parents at the track said to me “Double cardio, huh?” and I responded, “Yeah, I’m training for a triathlon!” with a huge smile on my face. Needless to say, he was impressed. And that gave me the satisfaction I needed to peddle home after a hard workout at the track.
I love being able to tell people that I am training for a triathlon. Partially because I get to prove all the doubters wrong! But mainly it’s because the sense of accomplishment that I feel, not only after a race, but after every workout, is second to none.
I never thought I would be in this position. Heck, I never thought I would want to be in this position! But I am, and I’m damn proud!
Each day holds new surprises with new goals being achieved. If you need the motivation, give yourself a goal and take a risk. It’s really that easy!
Need inspiration? Here’s a great quote:
“The greatest pleasure in life, is doing the things people say we cannot do.” - Walter Bagehot