I am doing 3 mini triathlons in 8 days. Despite the glimmering patina of 'triathlon', these are short events. Yes, one has to be fit; but as an example this morning's gig was 48 minutes.
Doing this, and watching people's reactions with a certain bemusement, is from my father's influence.
Sending hand-written thank-you notes to the event co-ordinator and volunteers is from my mother's influence.
This post occurred to me during the bike leg this morning. I don't know why.