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The Friday 5: Fun Reasons to do a Triathlon

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It’s the Friday Five and with triathlon season starting up, I am sharing 5 fun reasons to do a Triathlon! Here they are:

1. Friends:  I have met some wonderful friends through triathlon training.  A long run with good friends is my “Happy Hour” or a 50 mile bike ride with the girls is my Saturday “Shopping Spree”.

2. Endorphins:  Endorphins reduce the sensation of pain and can elevate emotions.  Ahhhh….nothing and I mean Nothing alleviates stress better for me than a good hard long run!!

I even managed a smile on the 70.3 Quassy Run Course, thanks to endorphins!

I even managed a smile on the 70.3 Quassy Run Course, thanks to endorphins!

3. “Smelling the Roses”: A long bike ride is often an opportunity to stop and “smell the roses”.   Biking gives me a chance to enjoy the outdoors and slowly take in some of the beautiful scenery here in Maine.

I stopped to

I stopped to “smell the roses” and view the Fall Foliage at the Dempsey Challenge and I ran into McDreamy himself!

4. Food: I love to eat!  Endurance training allows me to occasionally indulge in some wonderful higher calorie meals, guilt free! 

Lobster and Asparagus Cream Sauce over Pasta, prepared by my Husband after I did a 16 mile run!

Lobster and Asparagus Cream Sauce over Pasta, prepared by my Husband after I did a 16 mile run!

5. Bling: Competing in Triathlons & Marathons over the past 5 years has brought a lot of Bling into my life! My most prized medal is the one below from Ironman Mont Tremblant last Summer (2015). You may notice my broken shifter next to it, which is another story you can read about *here*

After a very difficult triathlon season last Summer complete with a bad bike accident, writing this post was so refreshing. It reminded me of the many things I love about the sport and has me eager for this season.

Have you ever done a triathlon? If not, would you like to? I would love to hear your thoughts, so please comment below! 

One last thing: I do have a giveaway running through this Sunday (May 1, 2016) at midnight for a full jar of Amazing Grass Protein Superfood, so please check out this post for more information and for some awesome smoothie recipes!

Have a Fantastic Friday!

I am linking up at the Friday 5 with Cynthia at You Signed Up for What, Courtney at Eat, Pray, Run DC, and Mar at Mar on the Run

Christina

Friday 10th of June 2016

Gahhhh, a triathlon sounds so daunting!

jill conyers

Thursday 9th of June 2016

One day I'm going to do this. I just know it.

Deborah Brooks

Wednesday 8th of June 2016

Ah McDreamy! He is still such a cutie and I've heard about this ride-how fun

glenneth

Wednesday 8th of June 2016

have never done one and really have no desire to do one, but i would love to cheer at one someday. or maybe volunteer to work one.

Sarah- A Whisk and Two Wands

Wednesday 8th of June 2016

The only reason I won't do one is the swimming but I've seen some with canoeing and kayaking so I might have to try one of those.