How I Caught the Triathlon Bug

After finishing college I wanted to do something new and different to get back in shape, and lose the college weight I had put on. I signed up for a local sprint triathlon, bought a cheap road bike on craigslist, and barely trained for the race. The race was so much fun, and very challenging. I knew I was not competitive as far as my performance, but watching the other people in the race, and the overall experience had me hooked. Over the next several years I focused on slow and steady progress. Triathlon has been something that has shown me that committing to a healthy lifestyle and fitness can be very gratifying and tons of fun!