by Magda Nieuwoudt
We schedule a casual run on a nice and sunny Saturday morning. For some it will be their first run out, as they took the word 'lockdown' literally and never left their house (for running). For others this will be the day where they show off that they could get their butts out in the cold and kept (kind off) in shape during the strange, unfamiliar times.
Raise your hand when I describe you.
The over thinker - your clothes are laid out the night before and you can't decide whether you would be running in the very short black socks which match your hat or are you going with the longer blue striped socks, as it will match your eyes. The laid back athlete - where you realise at 10pm on Friday evening that you still need to buy coke and water for tomorrow's run, but you will get it from the garage because you also need to fill your tank with petrol, even though you are starting this run at 06:30. The extremely excited one - who drinks tea at 2am because you just can't get yourself to switch off and get some shut eye. Or the planner - who printed shirts and have already planned the route exactly from start to finish. Included in these planner athletes are the ones who had shirts, scouted the route the weekend before, organised two support vehicles and a supporter on a mountain bike and managed to still get lost. Or are you the one that got it done and just left, because it was about the run and not the coffee afterwards.
No matter where you categorize yourself, we all had one goal in mind - to have fun while celebrating our health, which we all achieved on this day. I always enjoy spending time with my group of athletes as we all have a way to enjoy and celebrate each other's accomplishements even if it is so far apart from one another.
This blog is to thank each athlete on the huge part they are playing in the success of Trivium Triathlon, without you Trivium would be nothing. Thanks for the positive and vibrant energy I feel when we are around each other. Whether you are the one that shows up and gets it done everytime, the one that gets it done and supplies additional entertainment for the group or gets it done with certain exagerated elements, each and every one makes Trivium feel like a family.
At Trivium we celebrate our health by being active and striving to be the best you everyday.
How you show up for any given day will set the tone for the rest of your day.
Make it count!
This blog is written by the coach and athletes associated with Trivium.