We’re so happy you found our blog. We hope you were actually seeking the seasoned wisdom of triathlete wives, but if not, give us a read anyway. Let us first introduce ourselves – we are Dana, Jodi, and Sherry – three wives of triathletes. (Pictures of us are forthcoming). For those not as familiar with this sport, it involves 3 disciplines –swimming, biking, and running; a variety of distances from Sprints to a full Ironman; and in-seasons and off-seasons. So, not only do we have to hear, “Honey, I’m going for a swim after work,” we also have to contend with, “I have a 4 hour bike ride on Sunday,” and “I’m meeting Martin for a 13 mile run this weekend, plus I have a swim in the afternoon.” Think of the plans that have to be changed or never made, the sportswear that has to be bought AND laundered, and the “toys.” Oh, the toys. Mind you, we love that they have found a pastime that keeps them happy, healthy (most of the time) and occupied, but it does have it’s, ahem, moments.
The one thing we will never complain about is that this sport allowed us to meet and become fast friends. Had it not been for our desperation to find enough activities to occupy an 11 hour race day (that had its beginning at 4 AM mind you), our friendship never would have flourished. Part of what kept us occupied included sharing stories about our guys. We soon realized we had so many and couldn’t possibly be alone. While our experiences are based on being wives of triathletes, they can be translated to any other triathlete supporter and most any other sport. We’re sure the partner of a baseball player or golfer will easily find solace with us. We hope you join us on our journey as we take you behind the scenes of living with a triathlete. We have a wealth of information to pass on for managing this lifestyle and will let you in on how we keep our sanity and sense of humor. We promise it will be fun…….
Dana, Jodi, & Sherry