I know it may be hard to believe, but with triathlon, as with most things, it is possible to have too much of a good thing. There are some signs of profound triathlon addiction that very clearly signal that you need some balance in your life. Primarily, they are behaviors that are meant to signal, "if you ain't a triathlete, you ain't [expletive deleted}." These behaviors are thought to be particularly prevalent at Ironman events, and some were actually observed by me and members of my group at the Buffalo Springs Lake Ironman 70.3 race.
If you notice any of these behaviors, you might consider taking up some additional hobbies, maybe scrap booking or stamp collecting.
1. Wearing spandex around the hotel and the expo, just because you look good in tight fitting clothing.
2. Vanity plates that say "IRNMN" or "140.6" or some such iteration.
3. Standing on your hotel balcony after the race in your tri shorts for purposes of baring your shaved torso to the adoring public. (Note, said tri shorts showed no salt stains and it is believed that the perpetrators involved showered and changed into fresh gear solely for purposes of the shaved-torso-strut.
Other warning signs would be:
Having the M-dot monogrammed on your business attire.
Wearing Ironman race t-shirt almost anywhere other than to do household chores or maybe to a triathlon club meeting
Wearing your Ironman finisher's medal at any time after taking your race gear off--especially in lieu of a tie. (Sersly, give it to your kids to play with or put it in a shadow box or something.)
Seriously considering having an M-dot tatooed somewhere that would be visible while wearing business attire (back of hand, both cheeks, center of forehead, etc.)
Insisting that your business colleagues call you "Iron Mike" or "Tri-Dude" etc.
M-dot bumper stickers
This sport and its positive self-image are potentially dangerous and addicting. Men. Women. Don't let this happen to you.