Dating a triathlete

Here are a few rules I’ve learned along the way that might benefit anyone married to multisport by affiliation and not necessarily personal choice. In spite of what we’re told in fairy tales, romance novels, chick flicks and on “Oprah,” love ain’t always grand.

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If you keep whining that he spends too much time at the gym, or keep seducing him into spending Saturdays in bed eating pancakes instead of doing 4-hour bike rides, he will drop you, guaranteed.

Maybe he likes you enough to make you his girlfriend, but triathlon is his wife.

I mean I can't be the only person that thinks it would be awesome to finish an ironman in a Chewbacca costume. I really hate the guys who don't read my profile OR ask me what I do other than S/B/R. Gives me lots of time to train..nights sure do get lonely.

I dunno, somewhere between biking 3-4 hours and then having a lord of the rings marathon, the magic (puns...) is lost. I'm going to have to post this on my dating profile. I do have a part time relationship, I see him about 4 days a month.

Let’s also assume that your partner is not a professional triathlete so add on a 40-plus-hour workweek. Of course, you can make yourself and your partner miserable by resenting them, the sport and everything and everyone to do with it, but that doesn’t make much sense, does it?

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