What is a Knitting Triathlete?

Well, this concept sort of just happened. I became a knitter around the age of 8, thanks to my Grandma (classic Grandma), and was always super interested in honing in on her mad knitting skillz. One of my clearest memories was Grandma sitting in her chair, knitting something, eyes glued to the television, yelling out answers to Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. I wanted to be her.

Triathlon is a different story. I didn’t really know much about triathlon, but somewhere I learned about Ironman. I decided I wanted to do an Ironman. As a non-athlete, it didn’t make too much sense, but none-the-less, I got myself started. I took swimming lessons (I was a solid non-drowner, but not a swim-for-effort kind of girl.) and bought a bike to start commuting to and from work. I eventually joined a triathlon club in 2013 and began my triathlon journey. 

The impact that triathlon made to my life has been huge. The journey to Ironman, the the journey post Ironman with no triathlon, and especially the journey of getting back into the swing of training has been turbulent, but fun, and has impacted me in so many different ways. On the other side, knitting… well knitting has been my old friend. Always there when I need her. She’s been a powerful creative outlet and more recently a very technical outlet. She keeps me grounded and forces rest. My hope for this blog is to explore these two opposing forces and all the different activities that make up the rest of my days.