Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Exciting news!

I've been given the chance to do the Tri For the Cure !!!! I had decided early in the season that although I really wanted to do it, I would have to miss it in order to try some new races. So because I still wanted to participate I signed up as a volunteer swim buddy. Recently I was asked if I would blog about the race in exchange for a registration. YOU BET! I'm very excited for the opportunity to share!

Tri for the Cure was my very first tri two years ago. (2008 race report 2009 race report )I'll never forget my friend calling me and saying
K - "let's do a tri"
Me - "a WHAT!?!?!?"
K - "a triathlon"
Me - "are you crazy?! I don't swim, I don't have a bike and I barley run"
K- "so, let's do it"
Jokingly I mentioned it to another a friend and before I knew it her and her sister in law were in too. And I mentioned it on a diet website that I hung out at and a friend from Colorado Springs decided to give it a try also. In all that would be 5 of us. It lead to truly one of the best summers I've had in a long time if not ever. We spent many hours riding and training. In the end only 2 of us would end up actually doing it as one never got as far as signing up and the other two after doing all the training ended up having to drop for some personal reasons. (They did however train and finish the Tri for the Cure last year!)

Me, Jen, Shawna 2009

This is such an incredible race. It is simply amazing to see that many women of all shapes, sizes, ages and abilities doing one incredible race. Because it's a sprint -Swim 750M (1/2 Mile)Bike 18.3K (11.4 Miles) Run 5K (3.1 Miles) it is totally doable for everyone. And they do everything the can to make it possible from training to swim buddies if your nervous about the swim. Believe me if I could do it I'm pretty sure anyone can! The last 2 years that I've done it it has sold out (although I don't think it is sold out yet!) I think there were about 3000 women! Crazy! All out there to support one cause. The whole day is pretty emotional from the beginning when you watch the survivors take off in a wave to the end as you watch women who never thought that they could do something like this, crossing the finish line. The feeling is one you won't believe. The power. There is nothing we women can't do!

I'm really excited to race Tri for the Cure again this year. (I am of course hoping to beat my time from last year. ) Although this means I can't be a swim buddy I do hope to be able to volunteer in some other capacity. So any of you Colorado women out there looking for a sprint to do on August 1st? There are several of you I'm still trying to meet up with!


Kathleen said...

That is great! I have done that race the last two years also.
I am going to come out and cheer you on! :)

Tea said...

That's awesome! I was thinking of going down to watch this year. My friend Helen is doing.

I'll let you know if I can make it.

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

Yay! The Tri for the Cure was my first tri ever and I've done it 3 times since then. Unfortunately, I'm not going to be able to do it this year b/c I'm doing the Boulder 70.3 on Aug. 8th. I have been thinking about volunteering there though. I just have to figure it all out!

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