How taking a break from triathlon training has improved my mental health

Aaron Webb
8 min readOct 11, 2023

It began in late 2017 and lasted until mid-2023

Triathlon training. Lots of it.

The result…

Many medals, finisher towels and t-shirts.

Boxes of cycling gear, worn-out running shoes and swim caps now fill my garage.

The damage…

Apart from the obvious — physical toll on my joints & muscles — many years of mental health struggles got overlooked. Told to be quiet by the sounds of…



Aaron Webb

Aussie | Sponsored Triathlete | Master's Degree in Cyber Security | Founder of👋