February 08, 2007

17 Things That Triathlon Has Taught Me About Life

1. There are good days and there are bad days and sometimes you can't tell the difference until you start.

2. Contrary to popular belief, sleep is not overrated. Not in the slightest.

3. Don't forget to breathe.

4. Just because it's raining doesn't mean you should cry.

5. Nobody ever said it was easy.

6. Pain is temporary. Pride lasts a lifetime. Sometimes even two.

7. Create a plan and stick to it. It may not always work, but if you stay focused and relaxed, it'll all end up just fine.

8. You've got to try. No matter what happens in the end, you'll have bigger regrets from not ever trying.

9. Strength and courage blossom from the sands of adversity.

10. Sometimes its the little things that make the big differences

11. Getting to the starting line is usually a lot harder than getting to the finish.

12. Listen to your body and listen to your mind. And make sure you know when they're lying to you.

13. You can't change the past and you won't alter the future. Enjoy right now, right now.

14. Smile - it does a body good.

15. Be supportive of others. We're all in this together.

16. It's OK to cry.

17. Don't forget to eat. Especially breakfast - that's a really important one.


Anonymous said...

great post! very Fulghum-esque..

~a said...

I like your list... do you mind if I steal it and put it on my wall?

j. said...

of course, ~a. post it on the wall, paint it on the floor, tattoo it on the soles of your feet... whatever works.

Andra Sue said...

I especially like #6. Great list!

Shannon said...

I hope you do not mind, but a friend left this for me on my desk and I reposted it on my site with a link back to your blog.

Very inspiring .. hopefully I will participate in my first Tri this year. :)