*i am constantly called "thrifty", "budget conscience", "frugal" by my triathlon friends... as i talk about early registration discounts and look for cheaper races.... i would dare say that my non-tri friends would get a good laugh out of this analysis. don't get me wrong, i am not some big spender but those words are not normally rolling off people's tongues
*i know a fair amount of "Boston Qualifying" paced or faster people and i am soo appreciative of them not being judgmental or degrading about us slower triathletes. nothing erks me more than people that judge other people's times.
*i am no longer phased when i get kicked in the face during swim
*i am still proud when i can do zero breath drill for 25M.