Friday, February 13, 2009

You Know You're a Triathlete When....

When asked, how old you are you answer 20-24.

Your first thought when you wake up is how high your rest HR is.

You go for a run even though there's a thunderstorm and you enjoy being wet and dirty.

You go for a 5 km cooldown run after a 5 km race just so that you can call it a training session.

You consider work, regeneration time between training sessions.

You spend your 2 weeks annual vacation at a training camp.

You know inside out how much Protein each energy bar has.

In the summer your legs are smoother than your girlfriend's.

In the winter your legs are still smoother than your girlfriend’s.

You need a picture for a job application and you only have race pictures.

That charming "cologne" you wear to work is chlorine.

You take more showers in a locker room than at home.

You think there are only two seasons during the year, racing and off.

You spend 7 days going to 8 stores in 4 towns before buying a pair of running shoes but you take 1 afternoon to go to 1 car dealership and walk out with a new car 4 hours later.

When asked to mow the lawn in 90 degree heat, you say that its too hot to do that (and you mean it) and then an hour later you go on a century ride because its so nice out.

You tell your co-workers that you are going to "do a long brick" on Saturday and just expect that they know what you are talking about.

You have a $4000 bike strapped on top of your $2000 car.

Your living room has the "swim pile" and the "bike pile" and the "run pile" and the "weight room pile" and you pick and choose kind of like a cafeteria on your way out the door.

Your 8 year old comes home with the school record for the mile and says, he took it out in a nice pace he could hold.....everyone else died.

1 comment:

trimybest said...

this is funny. i do have one more to add. you know youre a triathlete when your bike and trainer are regular living room furniture during the winter.