Wednesday, June 03, 2009

You Might Be A Triathlete

If any of the following are true for you, then you might be a triathlete--indeed, you might be taking this triathlete thing a little bit too far.

1. If you have magic marker on your skin underneath your business attire, then you might be a triathlete. They are either left over race numbers that haven't yet worn off, or you are a toddler and your parents need to do some childproofing.

2. If your business colleagues ask if you "still ride your bike," and you just smile and say yes rather than explain the hours of swimming and running on top of the whole "ride your bike" jaunt that your colleagues imagine, then you might be a triathlete.

3. If your mother-in-law, the Avon lady, gives you "Ironman" aftershave and cologne, then you might be a triathlete.

Thankfully, it does not actually smell like Ironman. I guess urine and B/O did not sell.

4. If you have to take a bike trainer, a wetsuit, a bike, four sets of workout clothes, a helmet, bike shoes, sunscreen and nutrition on a two day business trip, you might be a triathlete.

5. If you doubt whether a session adds to your fitness in the absence of Garmin data to upload to Training Peaks and share with your coach you might be a triathlete. For that matter, if you are over 40 and you have a coach at all, you might be a triathlete.

6. If you associate a massage with pain, you might be a triathlete.

7. If the word "base" does not conjure images of the National Passtime and "taper" makes you think of racing rather than candles or shapes, you might be a triathlete.

8. If you cannot stay awake in a darkened movie theater for two hours, you might be . . . a . . . z-z-z-z-z-z *snort*

9. If you start thinking on Monday about where you're going to ride on Saturday and who with, you might be a triathlete.

10. If you think neoprene is hawt, you might be a triathlete.

Feel free to add your own in the comments.

11 comments:

Brent Buckner said...

"smell like Ironman"....

:-P and :-D

Kim said...

if you wake up on monday dreaming about what your upcoming saturdays' post-brick-workout meal will be - pizza? chinese? italian sub with the fixins with a side of ben and jerrys?

Lana said...

If you check to make sure your bike will fit inside a new car during the test drive, you might be a triathlete.

richvans said...

If you hear the word condom and your first thought is how it will keep you from getting chain marks on that new car interior; you might be a trigeek.

Coach Liz said...

If your workout clothes get more wear than your street clothes, you might be a triathlete.

See you in Austin!

21stCenturyMom said...

Liz stole my line! I was going to say if your laundry is more than 80% spandex then you might be a triathlete.

Benson said...

If your business shirts have a Bodyglide ring around the collar.

Runner Leana said...

Fantastic list! Haha, BO and urine don't sell... Probably not!

I saw this article and thought of you. Not sure if you've heard about it?
http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Bill-Would-Make-it-Illegal-to-Get-Near-a-Bike.html

Fe-lady said...

If you call yourself something else...like Mom or Dad or teacher or friend or ewven by one's own name...you just may be a triathlete...

Fe-lady said...

even....take out "w".

Susietri said...

If you're happy and healthier than you have ever been before in your life, you might be a triathlete.