Saturday, August 9, 2014

All Triathlon, All Weekend Long

You know you love triathlon (and your spouse for that matter) when you get up at 4:30 am on a Saturday to go and SPECTATE at an event, even though you're slated to race the next day.  Yes folks, I rolled my sorry butt out of bed at ungodly o'clock this morning to head out to Bracebridge to cheer on G and my pals at the Bracebridge Sprint.  I did the race last year but opted to skip it this year as I didn't want a repeat of last summer (racing every other weekend).  I had an absolute blast spectating (all cowbell, all the time!) and I got to meet another twitter / instagram follower as well (Hi Christa!)
G heading out on the bike!
Speaking of racing, it's funny how your perspective changes as the summer rolls along and you get into a groove.  I was actually contemplating signing up for Bracebridge (especially with the arrival of Tom Sawyer) when the folks from Skinnygrape contacted me and asked if I'd be interested in racing in the Iron Girl Triathlon on the Sunday of the same weekend.  Well let me see....Ok twist my rubber arm.  They made me an offer I couldn't refuse.  They sponsored me into the race, sent me some excellent wine (review to come soon!), some cute swag, gave me items for a giveaway AND they've given me a gift certificate to Body Blitz to enjoy after the race.  I call that winning.  Thank you Skinnygrape!  I'll be stopping by the booth at the expo tomorrow for sure!

I'm really looking forward to participating in this event.  There are a couple of other ladies I know from various social media channels that are also doing it so to anyone that follows me on instagram, I'm apologizing in advance for blowing up your feed, ha ha.  I've done women's only running races but I've never done a women's only triathlon.  If the vibe is anything like the women's only running races I've done,  I suspect it's going to be a blast.  I love that it's also fairly close to home, which is a really nice change of pace (no cottage country traffic, yeah!)  It's in Grimsby so we'll be swimming in Lake Ontario.  Here's hoping it's not freezing cold!  The weather looks fabulous AND it will be Tom Sawyers first tri.  I can't wait!


Mari said...

Have a great race!! Lake O may be a touch cold, but you'll be out of the water quicker than your body will be able to react to it :)

Mari said...

Have a great race!! Lake O may be a touch cold but you'll be out of the water quicker than your body will have time to react :)

Alison @ racingtales said...

I must have missed a post or two because I just worked out who/what Tom Sawyer is! You have been rocking it at the races lately - no doubt Iron Girl will be awesome! I've done a couple of Iron Girl races in Maryland, both of them were really well orchestrated. I don't go for all the girly pink and "congrats on being a woman!" cheerleading, but the races themselves are top notch and the competition is good.

Wendy at Taking the Long Way Home said...

Wow, lucky you! My cousins are doing Iron Girl in Pleasant Prairie Wisconsin tomorrow. My first all woman event was that Zooma race last weekend. Which was an amazing experience for me. Who knew?

Good luck!

~Wendy at Taking the long Way Home

Abby said...

So glad the race went great!

rojublake said...

0430am - If that's not loyalty and devotion to husband and sport then nothing is, haha!
Hope that G did alright at the race with No. 1 supporter!
Sponsored to enter a race and freebie wine ... hmmm, that must've been a difficult decision ;-)
What a weekend!