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