Thursday, May 10, 2012

Chrissie Wellington-A Life Without Limits {2 chances to WIN & CHAT with her!)

I rarely mention this but 
4x Ironman World Champion, Chrissie Wellington and I are BFF's.
ok, BFF might be a slight exaggeration BUT I did meet her last year at a Make-A-Wish Foundation event, I got my finishers medal from her at Timberman AND she tweeted pics of us hanging out. 
Oh, she also wrote on my Facebook page...
Do I really need to drag out ALL of the pictures of us again?? :)

The amazingly tough Chrissie has taken this year off from racing Ironman to pursue other interests, which include promoting her new book, A Life Without Limits.

Meet and greet with Chrissie Wellington

About the book-

In 2007, Chrissie Wellington shocked the triathlon world by winning the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. As a newcomer to the sport and a complete unknown to the press, Chrissie's win shook up the sport. A LIFE WITHOUT LIMITS is the story of her rise to the top, a journey that has taken her around the world, from a childhood in England, to the mountains of Nepal, to the oceans of New Zealand, and the trails of Argentina, and first across the finish line.

Wellington's first-hand, inspiring story includes all the incredible challenges she has faced-- from anorexia to near-drowning to training with a controversial coach. But to Wellington, the drama of the sports also presents an opportunity to use sports to improve people's lives.

A LIFE WITHOUT LIMITS reveals the heart behind Wellington's success, along with the diet, training and motivational techniques that keep her going through one of the world's most grueling events.

I have been waiting, and waiting, and waiting for this book to come out and found out through her publisher, Center Street, that she would be coming to Boston this month to  do a book signing event!! So I decided to wait until the book signing to get my copy. I have been watching the Center Street website waiting for them to release the location but nothing. So I tweeted them wondering when the info would be posted. They tweeted me back.

NO GO FOR ME :(  BOSTON stop cancelled.
But, all is not lost. 


On Saturday, May 12th (so this Saturday) THE Chrissie Wellington will be doing a live Q&A with GOTRIBal on their Facebook page! Not only can you dish with my BFF, Chrissie

You will also have a chance to win an autographed copy of the book! 
This event will take place at 2pm PST (5pm EST) on the GOTRIbal Wall (not their event page) and ALL are welcome to attend (this means you too, fellas!) 

ALSO (yes!! there is more)

Go check out Iron Texas Mommy's blog! She is also giving away a copy of the book (this contest ends May 11th at midnight CST so hurry!!)

I'll leave you with one of the happiest moments I have experienced, finishing my first 70.3 and getting a hug & my medal from one of my biggest inspirations~Chrissie!!



She is definitely in a league of her own

KMichaud said...

I was equally devastated to learn her Boston signing was cancelled, especially since she said she loved Boston in her book!

I'm only a few chapters into the book but I'm really enjoying it so far! However, I'm not sure I 100% believe her when she said that she isn't naturally gifted in sport.

Carolina John said...

That looks like a fantastic read. Can't wait to get a copy!

Frickin' Fabulous at 40 said...

That sucks that she won't be able to make it to Boston! Are you entering the contest? I hope you win Jen!!!

ajh said...

You've sold me on wanting the book.

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Just got my review copy today, can't wait to read it - she is just an amazing athlete; don't know her personally like you do. :)

Melissa said...

Great photo! I was going to ask for you the date of the signing as I live in MA but no need to now! Bummer.

Suz and Allan said...

That is a great picture of you!

Alex said...

I have a friend who is really good friends with her (they went to college together). I'm always envious when I see that we have a mutual friend in the way of a boy I once kissed names Anthony! lol

Chloe said...

I can not wait to read her book! She will be in St. Louis this month - and I've already begged my mom to head over and have her sign a copy for me! :)

Maggie said...

Thought of you today Jen when I got to meet Chrissie!!!! I've loved reading about your interactions with her via the blog and the Rev3 email threads and was so happy to see how genuine she was in person!!! 100% SMILES!!! What an inspiration. :)