10 Awesome Tips For Your First Triathlon

I love lists. I particularly love lists full of tips… especially a list full of tips for your first triathlon! So when I stumbled upon Jennifer Rice’s blog and her post: 10 Guidelines For A Successful First Triathlon, I just had to share it with you. To read those tips, click the link.

 

The name of her new triathlon blog, Today Is Not That Day, is based off of this quote:

 

someday you won't be able to do this... today is not that day | TwoTri.com

 

That is such a great reminder to be thankful for the bodies that we have, even though we might wish we were thinner, faster, stronger, taller, or whatever. It also remains us to remain mindful and grateful for the fact that we can do triathlons, and marathons, and challenge our bodies in incredible ways.

 

As you train for your first triathlon, you may not always feel like challenging your body is so incredible. You may feel sore, tired, unmotivated, or just plain over it. We’ve all been there. You’re not alone. Davey and I want to encourage you to embrace both the highs and lows of this journey. Listen to your body and take a few days off if you need to. Make a list of what you’re thankful for (I love those kind of lists too!) and focus on how far you’ve come–you’re one step closer to reaching your goals!

So the next time you need some motivation to get your workout in, remember that someday you won’t be able to do this, so why not get out there and prove that Today Is Not That Day!

 

And don’t forget to check out 10 Guidelines For A Successful First Triathlon.

What are some of your favorite motivational quotes?

Do you have any tips to give someone who is doing their first triathlon?




 



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Trainer DaveyTrainer Davey is an Orange County personal trainer at heart, but has since moved to Nashville and taken on the new challenge of triathlon training. Of course, he misses his home of Surf City...but Music City ain't so bad either!View all posts by Trainer Davey →

  1. Darin Armstrong
    Darin Armstrong08-11-2012

    Hello Jess,
    Just a quick message to ask if you would be interested in a ‘mutual’ following on twitter. I am currently following you now and am awaiting for your follow-back if you indeed decide to do so… (#FYI I do RT’s for all #Triathletes #Cyclists #UltraRunners & #Marathoners who follow me on Twitter and have something important they want mentioned…)

    All the very best for the rest of 2012 and beyond Jess. Look forward to hearing from you…

    Darin
    twitter.com/DarinArmstrong
    #TeamLIVESTRONG

  2. Darin Armstrong
    Darin Armstrong08-11-2012

    Hello Jess,
    Just a quick message to ask if you would be interested in a ‘mutual’ following on twitter. I am currently following you now and am awaiting for your follow-back if you indeed decide to do so… (#FYI I do RT’s for all #Triathletes #Cyclists #UltraRunners & #Marathoners who follow me on Twitter and have something important they want mentioned…)

    All the very best to you and yours for the rest of 2012 and beyond Jess. Look forward to hearing from you…

    Darin
    twitter.com/DarinArmstrong
    #TeamLIVESTRONG

  3. J.Perrino
    J.Perrino08-15-2012

    Ack–needed this post right now. So ready for Tri training to be OVER and convinced I’ll never do this again . . . at least till next summer! Thanks for the inspiration.

    • Jess
      Jess08-18-2012

      I remember training for my first tri… I was so over it by the end! But the race was so much fun and made all the training worth it!! Hang in there! Glad you enjoyed the post! Let us know how the race goes!