Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I love you

I absolutely LOVE triathlons!

I love training for them.

I love the burn of chlorine in my nose.

I love the headwind that slows down my speed.

I love the mixed tan lines I get from the different clothing I wear for each sport.

I love the difficulty I have opening my door to go run.

I love the yells from idiot teenagers leaning out their cars calling ME an idiot as I run.

I love the smell of honeysuckle on my bike ride.

I love the smell of roadkill on my bike ride.

I love the sweat ring around my ball cap after a long run.

I love that when I swim at the beach in my lake, I’m the only one wearing a swim cap and goggles.

I love that people think I’m a fitness freak just because I run while it’s snowing.

And I love that I am absolutely no better than anybody else just because I am a triathlete.

12 comments:

Trishie said...

great thoughts !

I love that when I swim at the beach in my lake, I’m the only one wearing a swim cap and goggles.

In the summer, the pool at my gym is an all out meat market, complete with girls in bikinis and high heels and a bar.

I am the only one in a worn out speedo, goggles, a swim cap, and a old timex watch.

LKA said...

Hey, thanks, Trishie. I just joined the Y a couple months ago so I haven't gotten to summer pool time yet. Eesh. Something to look forward to. Thanks for stopping by!

JD said...

I like the one about it's hard to open the door for your run. But doesn't it open so easily when you get back. ;) Great thoughts!!

~J

Kelly said...

"Triathlon...will you be my valentine?"

LKA said...

JD: So true about that door.

Kelly: LOL. I thought about saving this until Valentine's day, but the writing bug was biting today so I decided to go with it.

Debbie said...

I love that people think I'm a freak because I love running in the snow.

This was great.

ShirleyPerly said...

Nice Valentine's list! I know I love training for them much more than racing them. Is that weird or what?

BreeWee said...

Lora, that last one is so true! Great list, fun read!
YEAH! get the shoes, YOU WILL love them (and make sure your laces don't match, it makes them more crazy!).

Hope you are well, and your blog is fun!

Shannon said...

I was doing my spin/run combo on Monday night and the thought, "I love to train" came to my mind. You have many lovers of the Triathlon out there to share your aspirations.

LKA said...

Debbie, glad you enjoyed. I hope you're feeling better today.

Shirley, I can see that. The race is just the icing on the cake.

Bree, hey, super cool of you to stop by. I do really like those shoes. More super fun gear for me to buy. Thank the Lord my husband's cool with it all...so far. I must not be training hard enough. :)

Shannon, that is so wild. Triathletes are a great bunch of people for sure.

Thanks to everyone for stopping by. Ya'll make it enjoyable to keep this going!

- Lora

Sara Cox Landolt said...

I'm a bit late on this topic, but it was fun to read. I like the smell of sharpie on race morning.
:-) Sara

L. said...

Oo, that's a good one, too, Sara. It all means, for me, that I'm living the dream, no matter how gross or unbearable the circumstances.

Glad you enjoyed the post.

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