10 Reasons to Do a Triathlon
Bragging Rights 1 of 11
Some people want to cross it off their bucket list, others have something to prove: Whatever your motivation is, it feels really good to say, "Yeah, I've done a triathlon."
To Meet New People 2 of 11
Triathletes are motivated people. They are always up for a swim, a ride or an adventure. Open up your circle of friends and see what you find.
To Expand Your Comfort Zone 3 of 11
"Pushing my physical limits teaches me to be comfortable being uncomfortable...in training and life."
For the Variety 4 of 11
"Training for three sports is so much more interesting than just training for one."
To Satisfy Your Type-A Personality 5 of 11
"I LOVE to plan things, so putting together a training calendar is super fun for me.
"Also, if I don't set a goal for myself, and put something on the calendar, I will be a lazy bum."
To Push Boundaries 6 of 11
"I race to see how far I can push myself, whether it's for a better time or to see if I can complete a harder race."
To Surprise Yourself 7 of 11
In triathlon, "You always find new boundaries to push, and you discover you're stronger than you thought."
For the Triumphant Finish 8 of 11
"You feel a lot of different sensory experiences during a race—wind, water, sun, dirt, cold, heat, pain—and they all add up to the triumph of crossing the finish line. It's an adventure that covers a lot of ground and puts your body through its paces, yet takes less than a day and is wholly satisfying."
To Be a Role Model 9 of 11
"I 'tri' to teach myself—and my daughters—what we're all capable of."
To Find Out What You're Really Made Of 10 of 11
The truth is, "People are capable of so much more than they think."