It's also better that I don't run given that I am a bit out-of-shape.I'm fine with being out of shape, but I am not fine with trying to run four fast miles after doing nothing for the last month. It's just a bad idea for so many reasons, not the least of which is my oh-so-fragile ego.
Kidding. It's not that fragile.
This week I have spent applying for sponsorships from companies who will almost certainly not sponsor me. I did get a response from Sugoi. They have a group called the Sugoi Brand Champions. So, yes, I am now a BRAND champion. What this means is that I get to wear Sugoi products and be gaga over them, and in return I get discounts on some clothing. I am happy about this, but not as happy as I would be if they simply sent me lots of clothing for free. I also applied to PowerBar and to Splish.
Yes, I know, dream on.
PowerBar: me, Victor Plata and Tim DeBoom
Splish: me, Rachel Ross and Bree Wee.
One of these peeps is NOT like the other... hum de dum.
Still, you never know. I tried to explain that I have a glowing personality and a sharp wit, and that I'm sure if they sponsored me I could get y'all to buy PowerBar and Splish exclusively. You'd do that for me, right?
In other news, my friend Melissa and I are starting a new triathlon club. That's right! If you're local, if you're not already encumbered in one of those other flimsy tri teams, then we want YOU!
We will be called---.... drum roll....
RRR. I think Suburban Tri Rage might be even better... Or maybe -Middle Age Tri Rage- or something like that. But for now, we are Tri Rage. Melissa just sent in the club application to USA Triathlon, so very soon we will be official...
These are the things our very cool club will offer:
* Time spent with Melissa and Me--. Need I say more on that?
* Group rides at many different levels (or maybe one level until we get more than just Mel and me to join).
* Camaraderie at races. We'll definitely come up with a fab. racing kit, too.
* Swim workouts via Westwood Masters (which will begin this winter at the Westwood pool).
* Stroke development offered on Sunday mornings at the Westwood Pool. (I'm still working on making this happen.)
* Open Water Swimming as a club at Farm Pond in Dover. (summer months only, of course.)
* Runs with our sister club, GNRC.
* Social get-togethers at which we eat and drink!
Not sure what else. It would be nice to offer PowerBar products and Splish suits at a discount....
Anyway, it's sure to be all the rage.... bahaha.
What are the attributes of a fabulous tri club? PLEASE LET ME KNOW.
And please join if you don't live in say, Illinois, or Hawaii, or Ohio, or Virginia, or California--which pretty much takes out most my readers, I know.