When my friend (and marketing coach), Tara, told me to get an Etsy store, I hesitated. Not because I don’t trust her, but because I don’t make jewelry, sell clothing, or even like crafty crafting at all.
I know friends (including her) who sell on Etsy their DIY and homemade artsy stuff. That is great for them, but it’s SO not me!
Whenever I told her about a new nutrition or client I met with or about a training plan I wrote for a triathlete, she would tell me I needed to put some simple training and nutrition plans in an Etsy store.
I was hesitant because I feel like everyone is SO different, that it wouldn’t be beneficial to write out a general program for someone to follow. For nutrition and triathlon, everyone has a different schedule, goals, lifestyles, time commitments, budgets, tastes, etc, so how could one program benefit more than the one person it was designed for.
She understood my reasoning but brought up apps like “Couch to 5K” which has been used by thousands of people who successfully completed their first 5K. This was appealing to me because I would love to help thousands of people reach their goals!
But I wasn’t ready and we shelved it…until the next time she brought it up and I resisted again. If you have read any of my other stories about Tara, you will begin to see a pattern here!
But eventually, like most of Tara’s ideas, I caved and gave it a shot. I wrote out a beginner triathlon 12 week training plan that can be done in less than 4 hours a week. And although everyone’s lives are different, unless you have extenuating circumstances, this program will work for ANY beginner triathlete looking to do his/her first sprint triathlon.
I even did a test run with 10 new athletes this past summer with 100% success!!
Check it out here…
I would love feedback if something is unclear or confusing!
And PS…ANYONE can do a sprint triathlon! If you don’t believe me, read this article…Why The Birthday Present I Gave My Mom On Her 50th Made Her Cry
Reach out if you want help finding the right race for you!!!
See you soon!