Triathlons are not wrecking their marriages or stunting their careers. On the contrary, the discipline it takes to lace on one's running shoes at 6 a.m. is available throughout the day for non- triathlon-related activities as well. Adhering to a training schedule forces one to set priorities. In my case, Jeopardy! bit the dust. I have more energy, need less sleep and, in general, feel that I am more productive. Other perks: I have an excuse to wear sunglasses with Day-Glo frames. I eat everything, stopping only to sleep.
My calves you already know about.