Tri-ing on a budget part 1

When I decided to sign up for my first triathlon i knew I’d be doing it all on a budget,  and a very tight one too.

At times like these, being the queen “googler” pays off. I am on constant research mode – for gear, techniques, training, “how to” tips, you name it.

If you are in the same boat I high recommend you check out @triathlontaren YouTube channel and his tips for beginners – there’s some gold there PLUS, being Canadian, he’s funny in a cute way…not to mention he’s ginge, I’m marry to one, that’s how much I like these fire hair folks.

Anyhow, I have recently bagged myself a great bargain and thought it was worth sharing – coz that’s carrying right?! The 220 Triathlon Magazine has a brilliant offer on at the moment. Not only you can get a subscription for 6 – 13 issues at a discounted price, they are also throwing in a Trisuit! Yap yap.

So this pretty lill fang is worth £59 and I’m getting mine for £23.99 and will also get 6 months worth of some fun triathlon themed reading material \o/ #win

Of course I do not know the quality of it but as beginner (and tight budgeted) anything that will hold through a whole race, allowing me to swim, cycle and run is goos enough.
I mean, that’s probably less than what I would to pay if I had to rent one out.

So there you go. How to get ready for your first triathlon on a (proper tight) budget. More tips soon to come!

Now I’m off to read my #220triathlonmagazine on the tube to show off my plans for this summer 😂😂


Tri Mummy

After the fab experience running my first ever half marathon last year, I was then told by my Chiropractor that  I shouldn’t run because of my bad back and the foot injury that I developed during training. It’s not as if I didn’t know that but hearing it from a professional you respect and trust, kinda makes things official.

Apart form dancing, running really was the only sport I have thoroughly enjoyed to this day. I felt free running in the park, very different from the stress I used to feel whenever I went to the gym. Weird, because in the park I was 100% in public but my mind was always focus and I knew most runner have been at that same situation one day. I was upset to know I couldn’t run and tried cycling instead, it wasn’t too bad if I had company but taking the bike out on my own just wasn’t my thing.

First week of January and I came across an ad for Livetotri and once I found out what they were all about I was completely hooked.

***cut to weeks of non stop google searches on “Triathlon for Beginners”…as well as looking up images from Triathlons to try to find out if other overweight – people like me – have also taken part or if I would feel completely humiliated by the 0% fat bodies getting passed me at the speed of light ***

(PS: I’ll be sharing my findings here but if, like me, you just can’t wait, look up Triathlon Taren and watch it away, he is funny and very clever!)

Yes! so I can’t be a runner, it’s not good for my back and legs if I go out for a 10k run on a regular basis, but swimming and cycling are great for my health and that’s what I would be doing for most of my training!

A couple of months later and I am now a regular swimmer (granted I am looking for some private sessions with an instructor to improve my technique) and plan to start proper Triathlon training in April.

Oh to be crazy again!




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