Today's the day we talk about your big but.
But you don't like to swim? But you don't think you could do it? But you're not athletic? But you don't have a racing bike? But you'd be too scared? But you don't want to do a race all by yourself? But you don't know if your family would want to wait for you to finish up your race? But you don't want to come in last place?
NO MORE! You're doing this one, BECAUSE YOU CAN. Check this out:
What if you could take the intimidation out of triathlon? What if it was just women, all cheering for each other? What if you could do a triathlon with your friends? What if your family was entertained while cheering you on? Well that's not a triathlon . . . it's a triathamom!
Dani Lassiter has created this brilliant event to show women that they CAN do this. Whether racing is on your Bucket List, or just something you've always been curious about but you've not really known where to begin, this is the event for YOU. Don't believe me? Look at the different options:
~ Individual (You do the swim, the bike, and the run)
~ Relay (You along with your 2 buddies - each does one leg of the race)
~ Duathlon (Skip the swim)
~ Aqua Velo (Skip the run)
See? You can do this.
Here are some more details you should know:
~ This is a Sprint-Distance Tri: 300 yard swim, 12 mile bike ride, 5K (3.1 mile) run
~ Saturday, September 24th, 8:am, in Herriman, Utah
~ I will answer ANY questions you have about any aspect of this race (or preparation, etc.) - let's do this together!
~ The website is very helpful, even offering a training program
~ Your family will have PLENTY to do while you're racing, such as play at the playground, go to the bouncy house, or get creative at the sign-making station
~ The registration fee is lower if you register before August 15th
~ If you enter the code phread during the registration process, you'll save $5
~ I'm giving away one registration entry to this race.
Did you see those last two items?
To enter to win an entry (early registration value: $70), leave a comment on this post. I'll announce the winner on Monday, August 1st.
You could also (if you haven't already) click 'like' on my blog's facebook page. In fact, if you do that and post something on my blog's facebook page such as, "I really want to win an entry to this race!" I'll give you an extra entry.
If you don't have the kind of time to wait around to see if you've won an entry, you feel the need to register NOW, be sure to enter the code word phread to get $5 off of that registration fee.
Relax. We've got plenty of time to get ready for this.
*Grammar Elephant In The Room: the word TriathaMOM isn't necessarily consistent with the word Triathlon because of the a after the th. Even though there isn't an a-sound between Triath- and -lon, people often say it, don't they? Yes, they do. And we let it slide, don't we? Yes, we do. TriathaMOM will do, won't it? Oh yes, it will.