The July edition of Triathlete magazine is dedicated to off-road triathlon, and included the article, “Adventure: The Antidote to Fear”, which had an excerpt that I just love from Mitch Thrower. I thought I’d share it today instead of my normal long-winded comments on an aspect of triathlon.
“Now if you are training for a triathlon or have participated in one, guess what? You are forever a triathlete, and that distinction is for life. Once you have done a triathlon you will always belong to a very special group of people who decided to replace fear with adventure.
Fear, reluctance, intimidation, trepidation. They’re all the negative faces of creative imaginations. It’s a universal adage that freedom from fear unleashes the best of our physical capabilities, the daring of our souls. In that sense our adventures in triathlon trigger confidence and productivity. In turn, this raises the limits of what we can accomplish in our work and family life. So keep swimming, biking and running away from fear–always in the direction of your next adventure.”
I know some of you are coming up on your first ever triathlon, and since I’m going to be away for some of them and out of touch of the blogging community, let me just say: Congratulations, Triathlete!