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You Know You're A Triathlete When....

rain 35 °F

Just in case there was any doubt as to what the next 8 months is all about.

You know you're a triathlete when....

  • You have peed outdoors more times in the last year than you did in your first year of college.
  • You call a 5 mile run an easy day.
  • After you meet someone and they tell you they race, you go home and check online to see what age group they’re in and what their times are.
  • You plan vacations around where your next race will be.
  • You use the words "easy" and "long run" in the same sentence.
  • You not only eat gels, but you know the best flavors for every brand.
  • You know what I mean by “eat gels”.
  • Your bike is worth more than your car.
  • There's a separate load of laundry every week that is just your workout clothes.
  • You failed high school chemistry but you could teach a course on lactic acid.
  • You keep your bike in the living room.
  • When asked how old you are, you answer 25-29
  • Your first thought when you wake up is how high your rest HR is.
  • You go to sleep at 10:00 pm because you're going for a long ride the next day.
  • Your bath towel is never dry.
  • You feel like you took the day off because all you did was swim 3000 yards.
  • When non-racer friends tell you they ran/rode you automatically calculate their pace to see if you're still in better shape.
  • The kids in your youth group tell you that when they smell chlorine, they think of you...
  • The front hall of your apartment is the 'transition area'
  • You can't change the oil on your car but you could dissemble and reassemble your race bike in under an hour.
  • Zero knowledge of changing a car tire - but sometimes while watching a movie you time yourself in changing bike tubes.
  • Youtube's purpose is to watch race clips and to see a courses terrain.
  • You look at the thermometer and see its 20 degrees...change into thicker gloves and head out on your run.
  • You don't need to paint your toenails; they're already different colors.
  • You've swam in places nobody should swim, ever. (I.e. The Hudson, or the Merrimac.....)
  • You show up to work every monday with faded race numbers written all over your arms and legs.
  • When you meet the opposite sex you see:

a. A possible training partner.
b. A possible search and rescue team.
c. A possible race director.
d. A possible source of race entry fees.
e. A possible source of cardio cross-training.

  • When you see triathlon bumper sticker on car, you speed up to look at the person and say out loud....

a. If they can do it I can do it.
b. I could soooo beat that person....
c. Damn, they look fast.....
d. Ha. This ain't their car....

If that didn't make you....
a. explosive laugh.
b. nod your head with a big goofy grin on. Or
c. shake your head and smirk.

....then you probally
a. are not a triathlete.
b. don't have a family member who races. Or
c. are not dating a triathlete.

Countdown:
2 weeks & 4 Days: Draft Legal Clermont Triathlon
1 1/2 weeks: Living in the new AMAZING condo w/ Ms. Lauren!!!!
10 Hours: Swim Workout
12 Hours: Circuit Training

Quote of the Day:
"We become what we think about all day. Focus your energy on greatness."

Here's to Peace, Montana Huckleberry Hammer Gel, & Two Weeks Till Race Day,
~Aubrey

Posted by AubreyJ 16:17 Archived in USA

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