Published On 4/29/2020
That’s a terrible idea…What time?” That is a clever t-shirt that several of us own. As triathletes, we jokingly tease and taunt each other about signing up for grueling races, just to find ourselves signing up for that same race as quickly as we can dig out our credit cards.
The thing is, we willingly sign up for and pay ungodly amounts of money for these challenges. We choose these challenges. We choose to devote three months, six months, or even a year of time and energy training and working towards big physical goals. We choose to devote our extra time, money, and resources to these crazy challenges we call triathlons. We choose to wake up early for 100+ mile bike rides. We choose to show up, day after day, to earn our $700 finisher medal and t-shirt.
As I write this, our family is in week six of “Safer at Home” orders from our local government. My kids and I are in week four of home school. Most of us triathletes are six to eight weeks without a pool to do our