The household of endurance athletes looks no different then that of the non-endurance athlete if you ignore the piles of sneakers, piles of food, baskets of laundry and ……wait a minute the house is just like any other house isn’t it?
Yesterday my friend (yes I hang around national publication writers) Susan Lacke wrote an article titled Triathlon Love: Moving in with your Ironman? Have these three conversations first and then I started looking around our house and noticed that everywhere I saw a hint of endurance sports. As you know I am training for Ironman Arizona in November, but my wife is training for her first Ultra next month. After that she has her first triathlon in August, and then I just know we will be a two triathlete household.
In addition to Susan’s article, Beth of Discombobulated Running posted A Day In The Life and I figured I would combine the two posts to show you what the household of endurance athletes looks like:
Household Of Endurance Athletes
The Household Of An Endurance Athlete does not look any different than that of any other household..
Always getting rid of those adhesions.[img src=http://cooktraineatrace.com/wp-content/flagallery/household-of-endurance-athletes/thumbs/thumbs_img_0397.jpg]3540Stretch Rope
Gotta be limber to be an endurance athlete[img src=http://cooktraineatrace.com/wp-content/flagallery/household-of-endurance-athletes/thumbs/thumbs_img_0398.jpg]3290Trainer In The Living Room
Karen's trainer, towel and block in living room. Mine is in the garage.[img src=http://cooktraineatrace.com/wp-content/flagallery/household-of-endurance-athletes/thumbs/thumbs_img_0387.jpg]5220Bags are always packed and ready to go just in case.
Swim bags, Triathlon bag, swim shorts, flip flops and extra sneakers.[img src=http://cooktraineatrace.com/wp-content/flagallery/household-of-endurance-athletes/thumbs/thumbs_img_0389.jpg]4930Scale and Dirty Towels
The scale is always out and usually a couple of dirty towels from a recent workout are next to it. Gotta know your sweat rate.[img src=http://cooktraineatrace.com/wp-content/flagallery/household-of-endurance-athletes/thumbs/thumbs_img_0391.jpg]4750TriSwim Shampoo, Conditioner and Body Wash
Smelling like chlorine, sweat or a dirty lake are not attractive[img src=http://cooktraineatrace.com/wp-content/flagallery/household-of-endurance-athletes/thumbs/thumbs_img_0390.jpg]4660Cycling Gloves And GPS Watch
It is 90+* here in Texas and those gloves are always out.[img src=http://cooktraineatrace.com/wp-content/flagallery/household-of-endurance-athletes/thumbs/thumbs_img_0392.jpg]4510Bananas - An Endurance Athlete's Best Friend
[img src=http://cooktraineatrace.com/wp-content/flagallery/household-of-endurance-athletes/thumbs/thumbs_img_0395.jpg]4450Oats, Cereal, Peanut Butter, Liquid Shot, Honey Stinger, Lift Off, Prerace
Need Fuel?[img src=http://cooktraineatrace.com/wp-content/flagallery/household-of-endurance-athletes/thumbs/thumbs_img_0382.jpg]4370Herbalife 24
During and After Supplements to help fuel the machine[img src=http://cooktraineatrace.com/wp-content/flagallery/household-of-endurance-athletes/thumbs/thumbs_img_0393.jpg]4280Rice Cakes Anybody?
My 8pm snack every night always includes 3 rice cakes with 1 tbsp peanut butter, honey, sliced banana and shredded coconut[img src=http://cooktraineatrace.com/wp-content/flagallery/household-of-endurance-athletes/thumbs/thumbs_img_0381.jpg]4300Got CorePower?
Cases of CorePower, formerly Athletes HoneyMilk[img src=http://cooktraineatrace.com/wp-content/flagallery/household-of-endurance-athletes/thumbs/thumbs_img_0378.jpg]4280Shoes?
How many pairs of shoes do two endurance athletes need? LOTS![img src=http://cooktraineatrace.com/wp-content/flagallery/household-of-endurance-athletes/thumbs/thumbs_img_0380.jpg]4150Take Gu Out Of Pockets
No longer necessary for me since I don't us GU but I have ruined many a load of laundry. Wetsuit hanging next to washing machine.[img src=http://cooktraineatrace.com/wp-content/flagallery/household-of-endurance-athletes/thumbs/thumbs_img_0385.jpg]4120Laundry Basket
And this is after folding laundry this past weekend.[img src=http://cooktraineatrace.com/wp-content/flagallery/household-of-endurance-athletes/thumbs/thumbs_img_0386.jpg]4090Clothes To Lift In At The Ready
Going lifting at lunch today and the clothes are ready to go.[img src=http://cooktraineatrace.com/wp-content/flagallery/household-of-endurance-athletes/thumbs/thumbs_img_0384.jpg]4110Medals for The Lady Baha
[img src=http://cooktraineatrace.com/wp-content/flagallery/household-of-endurance-athletes/thumbs/thumbs_img_0383.jpg]3980Medals For CTER