Joe Lynch on Finding Balance Between Tri Training, Family, and Giving Back
Today I’m joining fellow running dad and coffee fanatic Joe Lynch for a few easy miles.
Joe is still new to the running dad routine, and as he adjusts to having a little one in the picture he is finding shorter distances of running (and triathlon) allow for more balance and time with the family.
Getting into Triathlons
Joe has always been a bit of an athlete, and played rugby in college.
After college he continued with the rugby playing for a while before being exposed to triathlons, and the rest has been history.
However, the initial seed for his triathlon ambitions was planted when he was much younger and watching the Kona Ironman Championships on TV. As Joe watched, he became more and more interested in running triathlons, and when he learned of shorter distance triathlons (sprints and Olympic distance) he jumped at the chance.
While life isn’t allowing him as much freedom to train for the Ironman distance at the moment, at some point Joe would like to get back to that grueling event. And if he has a chance to make it out to Kona, that would be the icing on the cake.
Back on My Feet
One of the things that nearest and dearest to Joe is an organization called Back on My Feet.
Back on My Feet is an organization that helps people in need to improve their lives from possibly living on the street to finding jobs and homes and the whole nine yards.
Joe was looking to improve the running component of his triathlon training, and he found Back on My Feet and decided it would be a fun place to plug in and give back. And he’s been an advocate for the program and the difference it makes ever since.
Getting Into Blogging
In addition to being a new dad, Joe has also started blogging recently and sharing his journey as a triathlete/runner/person with the world.
He’s still new to the process, but it is something that he’s thought about doing for a number of years and finally decided to just do it.
If you’d like to connect with Joe, make sure you check out his blog and say hi to him on Twitter and/or Instagram.
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