Monday, June 25, 2012

GOTRIbal Needs Your Vote!

Even before I was an ambassador for GOTRIbal, I would wax poetical about how much the women of that community had helped me in my journey to become a triathlete.  PLEASE, take a minute to vote for GOTRIbal in Chase and Living Social's Mission: Small Business Project.  It costs you nothing but your time.  

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Bring Bia To A Wrist Near You (Better Yet...Your Own!)

Aren't these gorgeous???  

I really want one of these babies on my wrist next April.  What are they?  Why, I'm so glad you asked!  It's Bia's GPS Sports Watch.  And right now, they're on Kickstarter trying to get the funding to bring this AMAZING project to production!  Check it out here:

Make sure you check out the link above, they explain it so much better than I ever could.  (Make sure to watch the video, too.)  One of my favorite features of this watch is the safety button.  I work out alone.  All.  The.  Time.  Could a safety button that alerts emergency personnel and my family of my location be a handy feature?  Um... is the sky blue?    It's one of those things you hope you never need, but yeah, I could get nabbed, hit by a car, get heat stroke, have a medical emergency, blah, blah, blah...
Of course, the fact that this watch looks awesome doesn't hurt, either ;)

Garmin on the left, Bia on the right

A couple awesome things about Kickstarter:  1) It's an all or nothing model.  Not only does Bia not get anything if they don't reach their goal, but you aren't billed for your pledge either.  Let me repeat, you only get billed for your pledge if Bia reaches their fundraising goal.  So no risk in investing in a project that doesn't meet their goal and you're just SOL.  2)  It's reward-based!  You can absolutely invest just a dollar or two and your reward will be Bia's thankfulness that you invested what you could.  BUT, at higher levels there are varying rewards...including one of these beauties on your wrist when they hit production in Spring 2013!

Will I be putting my money where my mouth is?  YES.  I don't know at what level yet, since I haven't discussed it with my hubby but I LOVE this project!

Now GO to Kickstarter and help Bia get to market with whatever funds you can pledge.  Can't commit to $250? (It would get you a sweet GPS watch...just sayin') , pledge what you can.
Also, SHARE with your active friends and family.  Let's get this AMAZING project to market  (i.e. ON MY WRIST!) as soon as possible!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

I skipped my workout today...

And it was awesome.  No, I didn't nap, or catch up on work, or any of the things I would normally do when skipping a workout.  I went for a hike.  
An almost-2-hour hike, and it was GLORIOUS!  No pace, form, power, heart rate, cars on the road, intervals, you name it....
Just me, some pretty cool scenery, and getting lost in my sweat.  
Come race day will I wish I had put in those extra miles?  Maybe.  Maybe not.  I didn't slack off today, I worked hard.  
I do know that TODAY this was EXACTLY what I leave all the numbers check out for a couple hours and just get lost in the sweat. 

This post was originally posted on my GOTRIBAL blog at