#10Bragging 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."
#9To 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.
#8To Expand Your Comfort Zone 3 of 11
"Pushing my physical limits teaches me to be comfortable being uncomfortable...in training and life."
#7For the Variety 4 of 11
"Training for three sports is so much more interesting than just training for one."
#6To 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."
#5To 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."
#4To Surprise Yourself 7 of 11
In triathlon, "You always find new boundaries to push, and you discover you're stronger than you thought."
#3For 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."
#2To Be a Role Model 9 of 11
"I 'tri' to teach myself—and my daughters—what we're all capable of."
#1To Find Out What You're Really Made Of 10 of 11
The truth is, "People are capable of so much more than they think."