Fuck me I’m doing a triathlon

By Samsays
January 6, 2019
3 min read

Apologies for the language, but holy shit?!

I hate swimming, I don’t own a bike and I can’t run for shit.

So why on earth did I think it was a good idea to sign up for a full on, competitive triathlon (you can go at your own pace but anything I do is never half-arsed lets face it)?!

I am however, weirdly very excited and it’s been a good while since I’ve been this excited – to the point where I actually feel a bit of adrenaline kicking in when I think about what I’ve roped myself into. 

That’s why I’m doing it.

I love lifting weights and I love training, but I’m always asked where I get my motivation from and it’s never as simple as ‘I like training’ – it’s because I have something to aim for, it’s because I have something to look forward to and something I can achieve. 

I love to lift – Wearing Under Armour

If I don’t have that, I struggle.

So why a Triathlon?

Honestly, I’ve always thought it looked like a challenge – and that’s it.

Then when I asked my social media following for some new challenges, it seemed like a popular request and I thought…you know what, fuck it.

Plus – my best mate Jen aka. Miss Fighting Fit wanted to do one and what better way to challenge yourself than to do it with your best bud? 

We’ve entered into the Morson Salford Triathlon on Sunday 28th July – nice and local and gives us plenty of time.

This is however a fairly humongous challenge considering I’m a complete beginner, so we’re going to look at doing a slightly easier one around March/April time as a little warm up. 

No idea which one we’re going to do yet but I’ll keep you updated.

Other than that, I don’t know anything about training for a Triathlon, I don’t own a bike, my knees are usually fucked even after a 10 minute run and I generally haven’t been ‘swimming’ since primary school (unless I’m in a pool or a beach somewhere hot and I’d call it more of a splash than a swim).

So, I thought it would be nice to document my journey so you lot can follow it and maybe even join in with me.

Either way, it’s going to be entertaining. 

So follow me as I whinge a lot, learn a lot, sweat a lot, cry a lot and everything else along the way. It may also be useful for those who are interested in doing one themselves, so I’ll give you as much info as I possibly can.

And if you’ve done one before and have any wise words of wisdom, please do comment – every little helps.

So ladies and gents…LETS DO THIS.

Until next time.


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