If you had to bet a million dollars on someone like me swimming, biking and running her chunky buns across a half Ironman race, you would probably say, “That’s throwing good money after bad.”
But anyone in the world can become a triathlete with just a few small steps, just as I have done, fat bottom and all.
Most importantly, the first step is to adopt the dream of becoming a triathlete, to believe it, and to succumb to the dream.
Second, you should learn to swim and start swimming regularly in a pool, and eventually when you feel strong, take your goggles to the open water.
Next, pull that bike out of the garage or invest in a new bike, but either way, get outside on that bike (with your helmet) and ride like the wind.
Third, invest in some nice running shoes and begin to walk, jog and run your way to believing that you are a runner.
Finally, you will make yourself prouder than you ever could have imagined when you put all three together in one small event called a “sprint triathlon.”
Short Bio: Meredith (Swim Bike Mom) is a wife, mother, attorney, half an Iron-man, freelancer and social media maniac living in Atlanta, Georgia… and waiting for Triathlete Magazine to hire her. Blog: www.SwimBikeMom.com. Twitter: @SwimBikeMom. Facebook: www.Facebook.com/SwimBikeMom