The start of the new year is the perfect time to set goals and turn your dreams into reality. That mindset is what led to the creation of USA Triathlon’s #DreamingSeason, an annual social media campaign that encourages members of the multisport community to work toward their athletic aspirations in 2020 and beyond.
The campaign runs from Jan. 6-19, and already, athletes from around the country are getting involved — sharing their goals and encouraging others to have the best race season possible. Here are just some of the many amazing responses that have come pouring in. Hopefully, they’ll motivate you to dream big this #DreamingSeason.
“My goal this year is to return to triathlon after the birth of my second baby — fit, strong, and ready to give it my all. It’s important to me to show my kids that they can do anything they set their minds to. It will take a lot of balance and support, but I will put forth the effort every day to get there.” — Katie O’Brien
“My dream is to be better, faster, and stronger than last year. The most fun thing about this sport is there is so much room for growth, and even when you grow a little you can see it. Learning all the ins and outs isn’t easy, but the challenge is fun. Triathlon is what I do for me. Training is my me time and what keeps me happy.” — Nikki Owen
“I want to qualify for the World Duathlon Championships this year at the 2020 USA Duathlon National Championships in May. I love the sport and all the people that you meet along the journey. I love to compete even at almost 59-years-young. As one great runner said it best, ‘Anything less than your best is a sacrifice of the gift.’” — David Dickey
“My goal is to qualify for the 2020 Toyota USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships and place in the top 20 of my age group. This goal is important because triathlon has helped me maintain my drive and focus after college basketball. It had become a great outlet for me and a completely new challenge. I have had to learn how to bike and swim, and I have recovered from two injuries within three months this past year. I want to overcome those obstacles and allow my training to show off my hard work. I will accomplish this goal by reminding myself to have fun with training and remember why I started triathlons and to remain diligent when my schedule gets busy!” — Kailin Davis
“I want to accomplish a sub-7 min mile pace for a 5K, race at the 2020 Toyota USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships and find a faster swim pace. These are important because I want to keep growing and improving in the sport. It’s going to take more speed work and overall commitment to more consistency, while pushing myself.— Fredricka Holloway
“I want to inspire people to become triathletes.” — Cheryl Perry
Like and follow USA Triathlon on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay motivated during #DreamingSeason and beyond! Not to mention, you’ll have the chance to win some amazing prizes from our partners.