This is a good LinkedIn post by J.T. O’Donnell about the connection between your triathlon life and career. The author identified 4 career-related benefits from triathlon training and racing, and I added these three:
- the time staring at the black pool lane, riding the bike trainer, or doing drills on a track allows you to mentally work through any work-related challenges…desk problems seem much more manageable after my lunchtime run;
- co-workers and/or direct reports gain a deeper appreciation of your personal integrity by seeing your disciplined diet and schedule; and
- triathletes love collecting data to understand our fitness levels but we also take personal gut checks — this belief in getting a whole picture through both numbers and “feel” is one of the most useful applications to my career.
How has being a triathlete benefited your career?