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Friday Stray Thoughts

January 17, 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments

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Happy Friday everyone!  For those of you looking for a little light lunchtime internet distraction to tide you over until quitting time, here’s a few Stray Thoughts for your Friday Afternoon

This week, a few quotes I’ve been saving up, that have made me smile recently.  Hope they make you smile too.

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Jesse Thomas

A great link to the Best Triathlon Quotes of 2013.  Most of these are very Ironman-winner-specific, but this one really jumped out at me:

“It’s easy to get caught up in our little world (what?!) of triathlon, talking about the relative dorkiness of specific activities and attire choices. But I’ve got news for you guys. According to the 99.9 percent of the population outside of the sport, we’re all big ’ol dorks. The coolest triathlete out there hovers somewhere between captain of the chess club and Steve Urkel on the world scale of coolness. Don’t worry — I don’t think it’s entirely our faults. It’s the nature of our sport, being the outcasts of not one but three more popular and established sports. That’s a lot of nerds jockeying for position.” Jesse Thomas

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And this one from BeginnerTriathlete.com:

DFL > DNF > DNS

Dead Last is better than Did Not Finish, is better than Did Not Start

I’m sure you can figure out what the missing F stands for…

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And possibly my favorite tweeted quote of 2013:

Some days it feels like that Gorilla has endless stamina… and therefore so must I…

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Have a great weekend everybody!  Good Luck to everyone racing or training this weekend!!!  Hope the sun is shining, the air is warm, and the sidewalks are shoveled where you live!

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  1. sweatingforit
    January 17, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    Jesse Thomas is my tri crush!

    • January 19, 2014 at 2:40 pm

      I actually don’t know much about him… should I?

      • sweatingforit
        January 19, 2014 at 5:17 pm

        The great thing about being an athlete is that you don’t actually have to follow pros…you are your own pro. Jesse Thomas writes funny a monthly article in Triathlete magazine. He’s won Wildflower 3x and that race is on my bucket list.

      • January 20, 2014 at 8:24 am

        Really cool. Well, he just got a ‘follow’ from me on twitter! 🙂

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