I grew up predominately a runner. In reality I didn’t enjoy it as much as I endured it. I endured it because I love the people I got to run with. I had signed up for a half marathon: my come back race after injury, work and adjusting to life. I was so excited I had convinced myself I truly enjoyed running. A month before the race I get an email that it was cancelled! I was so upset. Upset at the industry and the sport. So I made a bold move and signed up for a sprint triathlon that was three months away. All I needed to do was make sure I didn’t sink, because I knew how to ride a bike and I had running in the bag.
It was Esprit de She. I was so surprised by the comrade re and support from the women around me. I’d always pegged triathletes to be stuck-up rich people. Whoops I judged wrongly. So to break it down here is why I tri:
- The community that supports me and wants to see me succeed. I found a triathlon club that I love and I’m pretty sure loves me back. They check in with me on a constant basis.
- The challenge that it gives me physically and mentally.
- The happiness it brings me to be in the pool, on my bike or running.
- The way I’m able to inspire others, whether it’s inspiring them to tri or inspiring them to follow their dreams.