The truth is, just as all skiers don't look like Mikaela Shiffrin, all triathletes don't look like Gwen Jorgensen. I'd like to put the notion that triathlon is just for the pros and uber fit finance dudes to rest. Triathletes look like this and this, and like me. In short, they look like all of us! To that end, I've recruited a few amazing triathletes to share their stories, to show all of us what a triathlete looks like, and maybe (just mayyyyyyyybe) to inspire you to try your first triathlon.
Every time I think about writing this post, I get totally jazzed; however, every time I sit down to write it, I hesitate. I'm a fairly confident person. I set goals every year. Somehow, putting them in writing for everyone to see requires a level of gumption that's juuuuuust beyond my comfort level. Luckily (or unluckily) for you, I've decided that 2018 is a year for going after big dreams, so I might as well get comfy with discomfort. Aim high, fail hard, learn well, no?
It's marathon week here in New York City! Everywhere you look, smiling faces are bounding down the streets on fresh, taper-week legs. Come Sunday, 50,000 of the most dedicated athletes will take the five boroughs by storm, turning the city into an epic sports arena. The marathon is without a doubt, my favorite spectator sport (the energy! the city as backdrop! the drink specials!). However, for many of you, the marathon is something you DO, not something you WATCH. This post is for you (and also for anyone out there who has ever finished a race/fitness program/achieved a fitness goal and thought, "What now?").