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With school starting for many of us today, I’ve been thinking about meeting new people and how I’m excited to make more friends! Within the last 48hrs I have already met three other triathletes (which is very rare at my school) and have convinced three others to try a race!
Triathlons make great conversation; it’s not your typical sport, therefore people are interested in hearing more about it. Don’t be afraid to bring up triathlons when someone asks you what your hobbies are. I can’t wait to find more triathletes and maybe even start a tri team this year!
Have you met any triathlete friends at school recently?
Your mind has rested this summer, and now you are back in classes and you have motivation to study and work hard! We all have that “I want to work hard this year” motivation the first several weeks of school, but then that drive tends to die off a little as the winter months approach. Don’t let laziness take over! This is your year to shine both academically and athletically.
To stay motivated, try and set goals for yourself throughout the year. For example — you could set a GPA goal and work hard towards that, or maybe you want to work towards an A in your difficult math class this year.
Setting these small goals will keep you motivated and help you stay focused and strong all year long!
What are you most looking forward to this school year?