Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Tri for a Cure Weekend & A Contest

Tri for a Cure has come and gone~

Tri for a Cure is a unique event that is a woman's only triathlon that raises money for the Maine Cancer Foundation. This year there were 1100 participants and they raised $1.2 million dollars for MCF!

this is my third year in a row at the event and each year I am so touched by the strength of the people at this race. Stories of survival, strength and courage and so many people racing in honor of those who did not survive the battle against cancer. It seems each year the "survivors" wave gets bigger and bigger...so many pink caps!

This year I was repping Rev 3 and SBR Sports, Inc. all weekend which was, of course, totally awesome.

Rev 3 and SheJAM's have joined forces at the Rev 3 Maine race to introduce an all woman's wave of the Olympic distance race, which is a fund raiser for Maine Cancer Foundation.

A Revolutionary All Women's Olympic Triathlon to Kick Cancer. REV3 sheJams Triathlon is a unique race that will be limited to 300 women. REV3 will bring a world class venue to Old Orchard Beach and allow us the opportunity to create a life changing experience for women who participate!

Anyone can compete, but all must raise $100 for the cause! We all know someone who has been touched by cancer. Come out and show your support by challenging yourself and raising money for cancer research, education and patient support programs through the Maine Cancer Foundation.

It was great to hear so much buzz about the Rev 3 Maine and SheJAM's race!
The calm before the storm...literally.
Saturday's clear skies turned into heavy rains come race day

Even those who were not ready to tackle an Olympic distance course were excited to volunteer (if you want to volunteer, please visit http://rev3tri.com/maine/volunteer-me/training/

Saturday was a day filled with chatting about the Maine race and TriSlide, TriSwim and Foggle! I had some wonderful helpers who love Rev 3 and SBR Sports just as much as I do!
training buddy, Marc happy to help!

the BFF rocking the Rev 3 R

I also got to meet one really cool chick this weekend! She introduced herself to me on Saturday at the Expo and said she read my blog (but never comments! ha ha).

Meet Megan!!
and her super cute Dad, Ted.
Loved these two-they reminded me a bit of me and my own Dad. He was there as race support for Megan and THAT in and of itself it total rock*star status for sure.

As soon as I arrived to the venue on Race Day, I saw Ted immediately and then found Megan. I was really glad I was able to give her some good luck mojo!! It was all very romantic, right at the Port-O-Potties to boot :) (Or green tombs of death as I like to call them...these were SO clean, especially for a TRIATHLON! ha ha)

Megan is a Mom, wife, runner and now she can add TRIATHLETE to that resume.
Tri for a Cure was her very first tri and she did amazing!!

She was 47th overall with a finish time of 1:29:13! She splashed out 12:09 1/3 mile swim, rocked a 48:53 bike split (for an 18.4mph avg) and killed that run with a 22:24 5k time (7:14 pace) Congratulations Megan!! I better see you registering for more and more triathlons now! I am looking forward to seeing you at Beach to Beacon next weekend (as you run past me!).

Want to win some cool stuff?
Wanna win a can of TriSlide and some foggle wipes?

The BEST caption for this photo wins. What determines the best? Who knows! Make it funny, make it serious, just make it memorable!
I may open up the best entries to voting.

Disclosure: the SBR Sports prize of TriSlide and Foggle is totally funded by me because I love this stuff and I am sure you will too!


Big Daddy Diesel said...

I just chicked you mom and I am letting you know it!!!

Unknown said...

BDD!! Love it.
I welcome the day that Lola passes me!

Anne-Marie said...

This is my 'I just finished my first Rev3 race' face! And see this bandaid?! It's for all the blood, sweat,and cheers that went into it!!!! I am a rock star!

Wendy Nitschke said...

"Um, Mommy? I think you need to add shower to that awesome training plan from Coach Sonja!"

Missy said...

Bring it!


Boys? No time. I've gotta crank out a BRICK. By the way, is my hat on crooked?

Jason said...

What a great cause. You rock.

And the caption: Wassup!

Don't need anymore of the stuff so send it on to the person that comments after me if I win.

Anonymous said...

"look at this chick, riding my tail like she's gonna keep up with me or something."

What a cutie, by the way!

Molly said...

what a great weekend! Did you go to the My Happy Pace booth?? My friend from college owns it!

Suz and Allan said...

That's a really cute picture of Lola!

Jamie said...

You didn't just get chicked. You got TODDLERED!

A Prelude To... said...

She looks like she's doing her best Blue Steel pose but those darn sweet cheeks aren't cooperating :D

"Oh snap!"