America Ferrera opens up about what’s behind her triathlon journey, and it’s proof of the power of friendship

When we learned that America Ferrera was training for a triathlon, we were *so* impressed! Like, talk about drive and dedication. Any workout is a struggle, but a triathlon? We wish. But now that we know what’s the motivation behind her triathlon journey, we’re even more in love with Ferrera, because it’s serious #SquadGoals.

For America Ferrera, it all comes down to one friend.

On Instagram, she wrote, "This is the fierce woman who inspired my triathlon journey. She lost her mom to Lymphoma and threw herself into a mental, spiritual and physical challenge to honor her mother's life. Watching her commitment inspired me on every level. And now, here I am. 7 days away from my own first triathlon. Feeling strong, proud and changed for the better. I would've never done it or made it through without your faith in me @teriweinberg . You inspire me every day. 👊🏼💪🏼💋Stay close to the friends that inspire you and lift you up, y'all!"

If you’ve ever doubted the power of friendship, here’s your proof. She’s been working for ages to prepare for this triathlon, and it’s serious work. Knowing that it’s for a friend just makes our hearts so warm and fuzzy.

And boy has she been working her butt off!

From swimming with her bae.

Um, hey, #RelationshipGoals! Maybe we should give this a shot…

To biking at 6am.

Now THAT is dedication. You go, girl!

And ending up TOTALLY drained at the end of her workouts.

We feel this 100%. Workouts are exhausting AF!

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