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Top 20 Signs That You’re a Triathlete

20 signs youre a triathlete

As you transition your training from running only to swim, bike AND run here are some some tell-tale signs that triathlon training has begun to take over your world:

20. You have a bicycle in your bedroom.
19. You catch yourself blowing snot rockets at work.
18. The only “jewellery” you wear is a GPS watch and your Road ID.
17. Waking up at 6 am is considered sleeping in.
16. When your kids get hungry while out and about the only food you have to offer them are energy gels, protein bars and electrolyte tabs.
15. Your car looks like a transition area – there’s swim, bike and running gear scattered everywhere.
14. You can’t remember your anniversary date or the birth dates of your children but you can remember all of your splits from your past 10 years of racing.
13. You wear tall boots with your work clothes so that you can hide your compression socks underneath.
12. Your laundry is 75% workout clothes and 25%regular clothes.
11. It’s still light out when you go to bed.
10. You refuse outside help when you change a flat tire… on your car.
9. You consider work to be recovery period in between training sessions.
8. You put more mileage on your bike than your car.
7. Your “pajamas” are actually your workout clothes for the next morning.
6. You’re constantly looking forward to your next meal(s).
5. You no longer consider a “brick” to be a construction material.
4. When you drive past cars during your morning commute you duck into aero position and scream “ON YOUR LEFT!”.
3. Chlorine is your favourite perfume/cologne.
2. You don’t wear a skirt to work on Monday mornings because you don’t want your co-workers to know how old you are.
1. Your tan lines make it look like you’re still wearing a tri suit.

You Know Youre a Triathlete When

And a bonus one:
You have more water bottles in your cupboards than drinking glasses.


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  • Stacy @ Sweating TulipZ
    March 26, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    I love this post! I can definitely relate to some of these!

    • Janice
      March 26, 2015 at 9:57 pm

      Thanks Stacy!

  • Jen @ Pretty Little Grub
    March 26, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    These are cute! Not a triathlete but can relate to a lot of them still.

    • Janice
      March 26, 2015 at 9:57 pm

      Not a triathlete… yet! I hope to rub off on you and turn you to the dark side….

  • Launna
    March 26, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    I love this Janice… with the way our transit system is here, I have seriously been considering getting a bike and driving to work, apparently a guy that does this spends 30 minutes less then I do on travel time and he lives further away than I do…. then I could have a great way to keep fit too… I’ll have to start out small … you made me smile with your list xox

    • Janice
      March 26, 2015 at 9:56 pm

      You can do it! You could try riding part way along your transit route, lock your bike up, then take transit the rest of the way – every week ride further and further.

  • Abby @ BackAtSquareZero
    March 26, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    I a not be a triathlete, but this:
    12. Your laundry is 75% workout clothes and 25%regular clothes.
    SO TRUE!!!

    • Janice
      March 26, 2015 at 9:54 pm

      That’s a sign of a good fitness week 🙂

  • Sandra
    August 12, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    I love this! As a relatively new triathlete I can definitely relate to these!! Especially love the compression sock one!

    • Janice
      August 12, 2015 at 9:49 pm

      Welcome to the wonderful world of triathlon, good luck on Saturday!