Whast is the most tangible thing you've got from tri?

Sod the feel good factor.

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kittenkat    pirate
11/11/2012 at 18:24

For me it was actually being taught how to swim front crawl. I don't have the somatotype of a swimmer; plus I had some bad experiences as a kid learning to swim.

 

And we'll add to that, many years ago as a B.Ed PE student we obviously had to have practical lecures. For whatever reason in those, we were only streamed in our ability in gymnastics and swimming. I was the best gymnast and the most shit swimmer; so for me, to actually be able to be confident that I won't drown is a bonus.

kittenkat    pirate
11/11/2012 at 18:28

So yes, I'm 4 years on from my attempt for IM, but I took my kids to the pool today and realised how comfortable I am with just swimming, period. I have to remind myself not to take it for granted.

11/11/2012 at 18:29
Loads of kit
kittenkat    pirate
11/11/2012 at 18:30

lectures...

Iron Muffin    pirate
11/11/2012 at 18:45

Good question.

When I think of what I have got, it is intangible. Certainly this is the stuff I value.

VT'd    pirate
11/11/2012 at 19:05

Sensible answer, is that I opened my eyes to what my life had become...dreary, indoorsy, drinking tea and watching telly. I think I was literally dying on my feet, and a matchstick model of some behemothic structure loomed unless I wised up.

My ex hated me going training, hated me being out, hated me making new vibrant friends.  Hence she is now my ex...

I'm now lonely a lot of the time, but I think my life and well being has improved massively.  I have loads of friends and I have a decent social life so I don't feel the urge to find a new mate, and although this does read like an advert , its not meant that way.

I am definately a better person, not because of triathlon (that would be just stupid) but it just happened to be tri that got me back out and helped me feel young again.

11/11/2012 at 19:19
Lady muscles..
ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
11/11/2012 at 19:51
Vtd - good on you mate inspiring and touching answer my friend
meface    pirate
11/11/2012 at 20:36

Some good friends.

BWT
11/11/2012 at 21:06

I have some scars on my knees from not unclipping my feet from the cleats.

Britrisky    pirate
11/11/2012 at 21:52
Size 12 trousers
11/11/2012 at 22:40

Blisters and chaffing.

11/11/2012 at 22:59

Getting used to running in soggy kit and with trainers pulled on too fast and not laced up tight enough. Made me a lot less prissy about things having to be 'just right' for marathons etc.

PSC    pirate
11/11/2012 at 23:11
An end to the evil weed, therefore my health.
11/11/2012 at 23:20

http://sphotos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/528054_10150933915926775_99538678_n.jpg

 

TheEngineer    pirate
12/11/2012 at 00:15
marshallini wrote (see)
http://sphotos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/528054_10150933915926775_99538678_n.jpg

 

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Aw0uSIKCEAEKcVF.jpg

...and come on Mrs Bee.... one up us both!!! 



12/11/2012 at 08:24
Be careful. A heffalump is trying to steal your trophy, Engineer.
TheEngineer    pirate
12/11/2012 at 08:30
He's defending it. You could TRY to steal it, but would you be up to the tusk??!
M.r Zuvai    pirate
12/11/2012 at 09:51
VT'd wrote (see)

Sensible answer, is that I opened my eyes to what my life had become...dreary, indoorsy, drinking tea and watching telly. I think I was literally dying on my feet, and a matchstick model of some behemothic structure loomed unless I wised up.

My ex hated me going training, hated me being out, hated me making new vibrant friends.  Hence she is now my ex...

I'm now lonely a lot of the time, but I think my life and well being has improved massively.  I have loads of friends and I have a decent social life so I don't feel the urge to find a new mate, and although this does read like an advert , its not meant that way.

I am definately a better person, not because of triathlon (that would be just stupid) but it just happened to be tri that got me back out and helped me feel young again.

i'd be your friend!  haha

12/11/2012 at 10:21
TheEngineer wrote (see)
He's defending it. You could TRY to steal it, but would you be up to the tusk??!

Why on earth would I want to steal your trophy?  I am neither male nor under 25 (the heffalump may be both, I still think you should watch out for that heffalump.)

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