"When you begin to feel overwhelmed by triathlon life, remind yourself of the basics of the sport. Training should be challenging and enjoyable. The people should be interesting and fun. Races should be difficult and rewarding. Jettison the excess baggage of triathlon and remember that triathlon is made up of three events that you loved to do as a child, and you are now fortunate enough to "play" again. Focusing on the simplicity of the sport enables you to regain your motivation and confidence, relax, and reconnect with what attracted you to triathlon in the first place." - Jim Taylor and Terri Schneider, "The Triathlete's Guide to Mental Training"