Just a quick note to state the obvious, but I have recently realized and accepted that I am a triathlete. I am not a runner who dabbles in two other sports. I am not a swimmer looking for more open water racing opportunities. I have been specifically training for this sport for almost 10 years. I plan to continue doing this sport for a while more. Additionally, you don't have to be an elite athlete or age-group goddess to qualify. I realized that this makes me a full fledged Triathlete! Cool!
Caveat: Just so that I don't create confusion. I am a Glucomotive captain next year. I am not a "runner". I am a triathlete building on and developing my run skills!