Do I Look Like A Triathlete?

I had another post in mind for today before I went to the pool this morning.  While I was swimming I was thinking about how humorous I was going to be.  How the post will make people laugh and smile.  Then after my warm-up a rather solidly built young man in the lane next to me had come to a stop as well.  (Truth be told he was smoking me in the pool....but hey I was warming up, never mind he had just gotten in as well.)

So while I was panting resting before the 1000y swim I was about to do he asked me a question.  The question was:


This guy is certainly not talking to me, but then again we are the only two in the pool.  I almost pulled my best DeNiro and started saying to him 'You talkin' to me?  You talkin' to me?  You must be talkin' to me because I'm the only one standing here'

For those of you to young to know this you go:

I said yes I am a triathlete....I left out aspiring.  And we started talking and he is a member of the US National team (no wonder he was cruising in the water) and was just getting started with his training as his season is opening up in a few months.  Chuck it was great meeting you and hopefully we run into each other again.

This led me to think about what does a triathlete look like?  Do we have the same pained facial expressions as we are pushing laps out in the pool or sweating buckets on the trainer?  Did the fact that I rUn from the pool to a stationary bike to a treadmill give it away?

Maybe it really was because I was swimming my laps like this:


Jason Bahamundi

About the Author:

I grew up in New York and lived there for 34 years until I got divorced and moved 1600 miles to my new home in Texas.  I love New York and miss it but that does not mean that Texas hasn’t been great to me because it has.  It was here that I discovered endurance sports and specifically the sport of triathlon.  Triathlon has given me new life through all the challenges it presents.  I no longer look at life the same way and I can say that is in part due to my endeavor into this sport.

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