I’ve always said that triathlons have the most supportive athletes. Your competitors genuinely want you to do well and will encourage you with a great sincerity. They want you to be the best against yourself, no one else matters, only you. We each have different struggles and goals, and your triathlete competitors are there with you, never wishing to hold you back or see you fail. It is something I have never experienced in any other sport, and am thankful for the people who have come into my life because of it.
I am reminded of my friend Norm who told me that as long as I had music or sports I would always have the ability to make friends easily. I am thinking about that as I get excited for this weekend’s indoor triathlon at OSU. I’ll be volunteering as a pool timer most of the morning, and am looking forward to mentally pumping up the swimmers. If you are in the area, come on by and see this triathlon, I think seeing it will help you believe that you too can do it.