I for one have already admitted to chewing my hair. I also eat sandwiches by pulling them apart in tiny pieces, rather than eating them the normal way. Mike smells paper.
I have developed a few quirks, or characteristics really, as a triathlete.
We already know that I do this.
This happens every time on the bike
I have also learned how to grab and open almost anything on my bike. I keep my chews in a ziploc bag in my jersey's back pockets, that way I don't have to open the original package which would be a pain. I also have been known to hold my water bottle by my teeth because I couldn't put it back in my bottle cage at that moment.
Since we are outside for most of our training, except swimming but hopefully soon we will begin primarily doing open water swims, I have some lovely tan lines.
I don't even bother covering them up
My mind thinks in terms of distance. I know certain distances from one point to another because I have run or rode there numerous times.
While looking for new bikes yesterday (we're going back tomorrow to get tri bikes possibly!), Mike gets in the car and says, "We need carbon bikes because I want to..." and before he even finished his sentence I knew what he was going to say. (For those that don't know he wants to lift it above his head because it will be so much lighter than our current bikes)
Going into Wegmans and only buying energy gels and chews is a completely normal activity for us.
Traveling to new places, or places that aren't Rochester, excites me because it means that I get to map out running and biking routes that are different. I also enjoy mapping out routes in Rochester, don't get me wrong!
It's funny to think that most of this stuff would never have crossed my mind as being something that would be a part of my life. While they are "quirks", they are actually rather normal aspects of my life as well.
I wouldn't change a thing, even if it does mean I have 5 different tan lines on my legs!