Marriage, body marking and Ti bikes

Marriage, body marking and Ti bikes

Post by John Laning » Sat, 14 Aug 1999 04:00:00


My tri spouse has been kind enough not to hassle me about my time and money
spent training and racing.  She also accompanies me to many of my races,
since some of them involve a long drive and I enjoy the company (yes, even
after 30 yrs marriage that is possible).  And, she acts as my personal
cheering section at T1 and T2.  So, during the last Wool Capital Triathlon /
Texas State Championship, I naturally volunteered her to help out.  Her
first assignment was body marking.

Since she is a nurse, she is used to seeing and handling the human body.
But, she did say that she especially enjoyed handling the thighs and arms of
all those young hard-bodies.  I now have an even more supportive trispouse
who is sure to volunteer again.

So, all of you with strong marriages, involve your spouse in body marking
and you may find the home support increase considerably....

All joking aside, without the support of my wife triathlons would have been
much more difficult for me the last 14 years.  At the races, she has gladly
helped out with everything from trash pickup to counting swim caps.  This
kind of support is more important than even the most fancy and expensive Ti
bike.  Thanks to my wife and all the other volunteers who actually make
triathlons possible.

John

 
 
 

Marriage, body marking and Ti bikes

Post by Phil Squir » Sat, 14 Aug 1999 04:00:00

Nice post John

My training for and drive to (from Sweden) IME last summer would have been
hell without my girlfriend's support and help. In fact she did all the
driving on out trip to Germany and was incredibly supportive during my build
up. Now sadly she is on my back to sharpen up and get a real job, some
people eh? She says that triathlon is not a job, can you believe that???
Well, I suppose my time of 11:29 is a bit off the front of the pack and
there could be something in what she says, especially if as she points out
that if I get a real job I'll be able to afford to buy a decent bike ;-)

She says that if I was 24, German and a sub 8:00 IM then I could do it full
time but otherwise it's the 9 to 5 that beckons. As I'm 38 and English I
suppose it's back to work :-)

Phil Squire

 
 
 

Marriage, body marking and Ti bikes

Post by Jose'A. Grimaldo, Jr » Sat, 14 Aug 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> My tri spouse has been kind enough not to hassle me about my time and money
> spent training and racing.  She also accompanies me to many of my races,
> since some of them involve a long drive and I enjoy the company (yes, even
> after 30 yrs marriage that is possible).  And, she acts as my personal
> cheering section at T1 and T2.  So, during the last Wool Capital Triathlon /
> Texas State Championship, I naturally volunteered her to help out.  Her
> first assignment was body marking.

> Since she is a nurse, she is used to seeing and handling the human body.
> But, she did say that she especially enjoyed handling the thighs and arms of
> all those young hard-bodies.  I now have an even more supportive trispouse
> who is sure to volunteer again.

> So, all of you with strong marriages, involve your spouse in body marking
> and you may find the home support increase considerably....

> All joking aside, without the support of my wife triathlons would have been
> much more difficult for me the last 14 years.  At the races, she has gladly
> helped out with everything from trash pickup to counting swim caps.  This
> kind of support is more important than even the most fancy and expensive Ti
> bike.  Thanks to my wife and all the other volunteers who actually make
> triathlons possible.

> John

I agree.  My wife came to support me at the COMBAT TRI. It was her first in a
long time.  Our toddlers just could not do the early morning wake-up call in
the earlier years of tri's.  She volunteered for packet-pick-up.  She got to
meet alot of nice people and got a free race shirt and water bottle for her
efforts.  It really gave a greater appreciation  for my sport.  She has always
supported me and going on trips and keeping our kids with friends while I
compete.  She is my support team.  My toddlers are old enough now that they say
they want to swim and bike and run real fast like their papa.  I'm an Ironman
champion in their eyes. Our wives definitely make a difference in our lives!!

 
 
 

Marriage, body marking and Ti bikes

Post by Ron and Janie Glo » Sat, 14 Aug 1999 04:00:00

Lets not forget about the husbands that support their wives.  My husband is at
every race with me.  He helps carry my gear and load my bike.  Every Saturday
morning he wakes up early and cycles with me then rides his bike along side me
while I run during those brick workouts.  I could not be so involved if it was
not for his support.  Sometimes if I miss him at transition I will find him out
on the course working a water station or helping with traffic control.  It is
great to have the support of your family!

Janie

Quote:

> My tri spouse has been kind enough not to hassle me about my time and money
> spent training and racing.  She also accompanies me to many of my races,
> since some of them involve a long drive and I enjoy the company (yes, even
> after 30 yrs marriage that is possible).  And, she acts as my personal
> cheering section at T1 and T2.  So, during the last Wool Capital Triathlon /
> Texas State Championship, I naturally volunteered her to help out.  Her
> first assignment was body marking.

> Since she is a nurse, she is used to seeing and handling the human body.
> But, she did say that she especially enjoyed handling the thighs and arms of
> all those young hard-bodies.  I now have an even more supportive trispouse
> who is sure to volunteer again.

> So, all of you with strong marriages, involve your spouse in body marking
> and you may find the home support increase considerably....

> All joking aside, without the support of my wife triathlons would have been
> much more difficult for me the last 14 years.  At the races, she has gladly
> helped out with everything from trash pickup to counting swim caps.  This
> kind of support is more important than even the most fancy and expensive Ti
> bike.  Thanks to my wife and all the other volunteers who actually make
> triathlons possible.

> John