How long are you going to continue doing this triathlon stuff? The question has been given to me a lot. My answer: Until the day I die.
While I cannot compete as a professional until I die, I aim to be a top age grouper at the age of 50 and be able to finish at least a 70.3 distance triathlon when being 80 years.
In the business world, they call it KPI, key performance indicators. I might give the impression that mine KPI’s are measured in watts, speed and result in races. From a short-term perspective they are, but for the long run, health and happiness are my true KPI’s.
Love the process, not the outcome. It is all about the journey, not the destination.
I love being a triathlete. I love training. I love the tasty and healthy food. I love going to bed early and get a good night sleep. I love being nitty gritty with my equipment. I love travelling to different destinations and cultures. I love that I am able to include my family in a big part of it. I love the challenges. I love overcoming them. I truly and deeply enjoy the life and the journey of a triathlete.
I am a triathlete for life.