I realized tonight that I haven’t done a triathlon in over a year. I understand why I didn’t do any this past season, but I still feel a little twinge of — I don’t know… guilt? — at calling myself a triathlete at this point, seeing that I’ve got nothing on my race calendar for the next season. I also haven’t signed up for any foot races in the same time frame. That seems like a long time to not participate in any competitive benchmarking. How much more time will I let pass before I sign up for something? At what point will I not be accurately able to call myself a triathlete?
I hope never.