Sunday, June 10, 2012

Being Laid Off.. Means More Training!

Just finished my fourth week of Sprint Triathlon Training and I am getting really excited about the idea of being a triathlete!

 In the midst of my training I never would have thought I would get laid off from work but indeed I did. My company was recently acquired and about half of the work force did not make the transition. My initial reaction was OH NO! But after thinking about it- there is a silver lining.

First of all I am thankful that I started my Fundraising right away and hit my goals! Most of the people that helped me were family, friends, but also coworkers.

Second of all while I'm searching for the next awesome job opportunity I get to train and workout out more! I get to take classes that are in the middle of the day (that I used to wonder who took.) I've never had the title of "Unemployed" before but when life gives you lemons- make lemonades.

Friday, April 13, 2012

I'm less than $600 away from my Fundraising Goal!!

Happy Friday the 13th!

I cannot flippin' believe that less than 2 weeks with blasting emails and facebook posts that I am less than $600 away from reaching my fundraising goal of $2600!!

I am officially at 78%. I cannot be any happier. Now my goal is to reach my goal BEFORE training starts. My first day of training is Saturday May 19th.

That way I can focus on helping my Mentees reach their goals so they can have fun training for the triathlon.

I know there are other people fundraising for various different charities and here are my top tips:
- E-Mail blast to family, friends, coworkers. I only reached out to people that I can imagine wanting to help out but you'll still be surprised who will help. If you are unsure if they going to donate and don't want to reach out directly that's what Facebook is for...
- Constantly posting your website and status on Facebook will create more urgency
- Don't feel bad reaching out to people that said they were going to help out but haven't- they may have forgotten or been busy but it's okay to nudge them!
- Doing a FUNDRAISER! I've set one up through Aqui's- where 20% of proceeds go to you. All people have to do is come out and eat! Easy enough.

I'll leave you with an inspiring Triathlete photo. That will be me come September!!

Thursday, March 1, 2012


Guess who is going to be doing their first Triathlon this year?! Yes you guessed right- Me!! (Assuming you knew it was me ;)

I am coming back as a Mentor for Team Challenge. Its going to be my third official season! They helped me train for my first half marathon (Napa 2 Sonoma 2010) and I was honored by becoming a Mentor the following season (Las Vegas Rock and Roll Half Marathon 2010.)

Training doesn't start until May but I mean its only 2 months away. I can't wait for winter to be over so I can enjoy being outside without being so cold!

We'll be doing the Tri-Rock Sprint Triathlon in beautiful San Diego on Sunday September 9th.

What's more important than accomplishing this fitness goal for me is raising money for Crohn's and Colitis Foundation. I am raising $2600.00 in an effort to find a cure! This disease affects over 1.4 million Americans yet most people don't even know about it!

Hope you'll donate (every little bit counts) and I'll make you proud in doing my first triathlon!

Can you tell I'm excited??