Friday, September 18, 2009


Following on from my previous post, it's time to come up with a new term that allows all us recreational endurance athletes to identify ourselves in under three words- and preferably under three syllables!

Now- I don't have any problem with anyone else who's kinda like me using the phrase "endurance athlete" to describe themselves. It's just I have a problem using it myself. It feels more than a little wanky. And if no-one else agrees with me, at least I know Britt and Rach do!

There's triathlete. But that also sounds a little like I think I'm Kieran Doe. Plus, I'd like to feel like I could identify with the plain old runners, cyclists and swimmers, the MTBers and the multisporters too.

So anyway- let's get to work. Leave a comment with your best suggestion, put the word out on your own blogs, and see what we come up with.

To get the ball rolling, here's my first, not-so-awesome suggestion: athlite.


Britt said...

Hahahah! I LOVE Ath-lite. I'll try to think of something original. Nothing coming to mind at the moment. :)

(T says "crazy" however I don't know if that's exactly appropriate!)

Rachel Harris said...

Hmmm, I just threw "athlete" into an online thesaurus and it came back with "gorilla". What the??!!

Oh well, I guess I probably do relate more to being a gorilla than an athlete. ;-)

Kate said...

Gorilla. I love it!

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