In triathlons I have found something crazy in myself. Let’s admit it, to be a triathlete, you must be a little crazy. Pursuing an activity that pushes you to physical and mental capacities, testing your will, and then wanting to come back for more?! What an adrenaline rush.
As someone who has always been active, I am always looking for my next challenge; something that will keep my mind in as good as shape as my physical self. Competing in my first marathon gave me the rush to pursue triathlons; an outlet that let me hit three sports at once. I participated in a sprint and was hooked.
In triathlons, there is an element of always improving yourself; setting new PRs—competing with yourself, and then competing against others. I thrived in the competition of all the above. It was a new way for me to push myself and see what I was made of. It was a way for me to study other’s techniques and enhance my skills. It’s a driving force. I love the training; talking myself through my progress, working through the pain and knowing what I am capable of.
This drive has pushed me into half ironman competitions and I am soon on my way to a full as well as an Ultra. There’s the crazy. It’s good, it’s fun, it’s a rush.
I think what most of you can appreciate is the mindset. We are all here (in the tri-circuit) and have found something in triathlons that is our driving force. Whether that’s health purposes, building a new you, needing to build upon yourself, supporting a friend or family member or just because you love the feeling. No matter what it is, we’ve all found our way into this world and we will be here for years to come.
Cheers to all you crazies out there! I look forward to swimming, biking and running next to you all, soon!
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