Your first triathlon is not about winning. It’s not about the podium or the ego. Your first triathlon is a mental game. It’s about making a commitment to something so big and so scary that you don’t know how to start.

You take your first step, then your second. There’s no one to tell you to swim faster, to ride harder, to run longer. You are on a proving mission, and the only limitations are living in your mind. It’s all you, from the very beginning. Building strength, guts and soul with every drop of sweat, every blister, every uphill.

Because, well, because you can.