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Happy Valentines Day for the Spouses of Triathlete and Marathoners – Top 10 Reasons

Posted on 14 February 2014

Wishing all of the spouses a Happy Valentines Day. Especially as they are supportive of the hobby we are so passionate about – running, cycling, triathlons! Generally, we all are a bit obsessive compulsive with these sports and plenty of reasons to thank your spouse today.

Top 10 Reasons to thank your Spouse today


  1. You spouse listens to all the tri, cycling and running talk with other friends, athletes,and of course we do become a bit obsessive with the conversation.  In most cases the chatter around training, racing, nutrition, new gear, etc. can be overwhelming, believe it or not!
  2. Sherpa Duties– Thank your spouse who becomes your Sherpa at races carrying everything imaginable and retrieving all your equipment from transition areas of triathlons.
  3. Transporting and support for getting you to the race on time and getting up at 3AM!
  4. Allowing you to get just that one extra workout before a planned event with your family and friends.
  5. Adjusting their schedules all the time to coordinate children’s activities.
  6. Washing of loads and loads of workout sweaty clothes.
  7. Sleeping in tents, chairs, and many times very poor hotels.
  8. Standing in rain, cold, heat for hours and hours waiting for you to get to the aid station or checkpoint.   Also, picking you up when you get lost.
  9. Giving up “their” time and personal interests to attend a race.
  10. Always being your biggest cheerleader especially when a race does not go according to plan.

Enjoy your Valentines Day!

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