I love stories about other triathletes and what drives them to do what they do.
A few weeks ago, a co-worker left a copy of Competitor Magazine on my desk at work with a note directing my attention to an article called “Triathlon Makeover”. It turns out that I’m not the only newbie triathlete blogging out the experience of training for the Nation’s Triathlon. Lisa Millar, the subject of the article, is doing the exact same thing. There are some minor differences between us, though. She started training in May; I started last October. Competitor Magazine is paying for all of her brand new triathlon gear; I’m footing the bill on my own. She has a personal trainer; I have my own dedication, determination and a book.
I’m looking forward to following her progress. Who knows? Maybe I might even get a chance to meet her someday. Crazier things have happened.