31.10.2010 - 02.11.2010 42 °F
Monster-Dash Duathlon was on Halloween. Run 3 - Bike 14.5 - Run 3
An awesome race - aside from on the bike with the crosswinds making me feel like I was on the wooden roller coaster at Riverside (oh...excuse me, 'Six Flags') But to be honest, bring on the wind!! - It's a little bit fun....in a weird makes you work way freakin' harder kind of way.
My dad raced too! (Yeah, bet you didn't see that coming) It was pretty awesome - I haven't seen him race since I was a wee -little peanut. He beat his time goal and placed in the top quarter overall!! Hoot Hoot!
I finished 1st place female - by over 6 minutes!!!
I never saw another woman the entire race.
I was also pretty stoked because I passed 10 guys on the bike, and only got re-passed by two of them.
It was C-O-L-D waiting around for awards.....for an hour and a half. We had to wait for everyone to be off the course, and then there was problems with the timing. In any case it was worth the wait BECAUSE my 1st place prize was......drum roll please......A huge ceramic skull!!! No, No, not just any Halloween decor item, let me tell you, this thing can even light up - AND (are you sensing the sarcasm yet) it is personalized on the back with our the race, date and finishing place! 2nd and 3rd place overall got epic-ly cool looking trophys. Big ones. Which means someone in the organization of the event actually deemed that the 'better' and 'more sought out' prize would be this random skull creation. Hmmm.....It is a damn good conversation piece.
ATTENTION FRIENDS, FAMILY, SUPPORT CREWS, & PEOPLE WHO JUST LIKE MONEY........
Here's the deal. Ready. Go.
Tickets = 1 for $1 - 6 for $5 - 25 for $20.
Half of the money raised goes directly into the prize pot. So if we raise $1,000 - the prize that YOU could win would be $500. C-A-S-H.
The other half will go into a race account. Which will be used solely for upcoming race registration fees.
The races that I need to do in '11 have some insane registration fees. (Insane being an understatement) Pairing that with the fact that the races are all over the country - is going to make things pretty damn tough for this athlete, and I'm determined to not let money hold be back from going pro. Creativity is needed - and this is what I came up with. I figured the best way to raise some money would be giving the chance for someone else to make a bunch too. Who's feeling lucky???? : )
What to do......
If you'd like to buy some tickets (which would be beyond appreciated).....
Send a check to....
ATTN: Triathlon Raffle
PO BOX 265
Southwick, MA. 01077
- **Please include your name, email and best contact phone number so that I can fill out your tickets for you and put them in the drawing.
- **I will fill out the appropriate number of tickets for you and then you'll get an email confirming the amount you sent and the corresponding ticket number. Remember.....25 tickets for $20....... <3
- **The drawing will be November 29th, so there is plenty of time.
- **Spread the word, Share the love, Rack up some kharma, and Thank You.
Quotes of the Day:
"At the deepest level, there is no giver, no gift, and no recipient....only the universe rearranging itself."
"There is no telling how many miles you will have to run while chasing a dream"
Here's to Peace, Ticket-Stubs and Skulls,