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is body image and triathlete partners a issue for discussion
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Should A Triwife Intervene When A Triathlete Says “I’m Done”?

Many triathletes have probably experienced that “I just don’t want to or can’t do this anymore” feeling. It may have come about because of an injury, race setback, or they’re just plain exhausted. While most have something jolt them back to reality and the world of triathlons, there are those that just have a lot of trouble snapping out of it and getting remotivated to…

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How One Triwife Blew Her Chance For A Triathlon Free Life
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How One Triwife Blew Her Chance For A Triathlon Free Life

As a triwife, I’ve lived a dream existence for the past year and a half. I’ve been on actual vacations where the word triathlon never came up in conversation. I’ve gotten to sleep in until 7am and had many nights of dinners and movies with my husband. Sherry WernickeSherry is one of the TriWivesClub and LifeDoneWell co-founders and contributes to multiple blogs. She is a…

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is it possible to happily live with a triathlete
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What You Need to Know to Live Happily With a Triathlete

If you are reading this blog, you undoubtedly know that life with a triathlete isn’t all swimming with the dolphins, biking the countryside of Tuscany, or running through fields of lavender. It also comes with a few negatives! Yes, I said it. There are self-importance issues, family abandonment issues, laundry issues, and expense issues just to name a few. So, faced with such adversity, how…

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When A Triathlete Is At A Race, Does The Triwife Play?

During a recent race season, my husband went to two races without me. The first time it was due to my dog having surgery for cancer and the second time, it was because I couldn’t find a sitter. It was really disappointing as one race was in Frankfurt, Germany. But, oh well, life happens and there’s always the chance he’ll go back to race it…

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can separate bedrooms keep a triathlon couple happy
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4 REASONS WHY SEPARATE BEDROOMS MAY KEEP A TRIATHLETE COUPLE HAPPY

I’m writing this article a bit tongue in cheek. On the one hand, I’m trying to inject some humor here. On the other hand, I sometimes wonder if sleeping in separate bedrooms might be best for both of us, but especially me, the trispouse! My triathlete husband doesn’t even have to be in full-on intensive training mode for my sleep pattern and hence, my well-being,…

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do you need a vacation from your triathlete
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4 REASONS WHY A VACATION FROM YOUR TRIATHLETE MIGHT MAKE YOU SMILE

A triathlon house often has the focus on one person – the triathlete. We all know that’s not the way life should be, but we also know that’s our reality. We also know that all too often our vacations are centered around a race. Again, we know that’s not the way life should be, but it’s our reality if we want a vacation at all….

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THINK THE NOT SO OBVIOUS WHEN PLANNING A TRIATHLETE VACATION

When you plan a vacation with a triathlete, there’s certainly the usual considerations that we’ve written about before like: Is there easy access to training, such as a pool/lake? Will you have to bring the bike or can you rent one? Are there kid friendly activities nearby to keep the family occupied? Will you have access to training essentials, such as nutrition? But, there are…

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DOES THE TRIATHLETE EGO HURT MORE THAN THE INJURY?

Injuries and the triathlete…When so much of someone’s identity and let’s face it, life, is wrapped up in a sport, what happens when they are forced to “sit this one out” so to speak, go through painful therapy, and watch as others continue on without them? To make matters worse, it’s an ongoing issue. At what point does the ego start hurting more than the…

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golfing while your triathlete trains
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4 Ways to handle alone time while your triathlete trains

If you’re like us, as a triwife/tripartner of a triathlete, you’re spending a lot of alone time this time of year – it’s RACE SEASON. Yeah! With our triathletes working full-time during the week and often on weekends, plus having brutal training schedules, we’re left to fend for ourselves and our families. It took a lot of adjustment and we’re still not always happy campers,…

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is body image affected by having a triathlete as a partner
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THE FANTASY WORLD OF THE TRIATHLETE

We know in an ideal world, there is balance and fairness in our households and relationships with our significant others; living with a triathlete included! Alas, we know we don’t live in that ideal world, but we can dream, can’t we? I started thinking about what my ideal world would look like, which got me thinking about how my husband would envision his ideal triathlon…

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HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT ABOUT LIFE AFTER TRIATHLONS?

I recently had a conversation, well text conversation, with a fellow triwife who was out on the course supporting her triathlete. He’s been out of the competition for a while with several injuries and surgeries and is just getting back into racing this year. While she was with a group of other triwives and trisupporters through the swim and bike, their triathletes were ahead of…

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