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Sunday, March 3, 2013

The Winds of Change

“No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you've come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself.” ~Madonna

Did you get the emails?  Did you hear?  The Danskin triathlon is now being managed by Iron Girl.  More importantly, for the first time in my memory, perhaps for the first time ever, this race is not being held on Mother’s Day.  It’s not even on a Sunday.  So what does this mean?  Well, no one is 100% sure, but there are some good signs.  Iron Girl certainly talks the talk: 
So here's what I know:  The race is now on Saturday, May 4.  It is still in Clermont and the courses for both the sprint and the supersprint will likely be the same.  Iron Girl has managed a lot of races and once again Maggie Sullivan appears to be involved.  The swim angels will be there.  The race remains for women only, and they are offering the usual swag including t-shirts and medals to commemorate the event.  There's even a post-race breakfast. 
There is nothing that would make me think this isn't going to be the same awesome race!
In the end this has always been about empowerment.  We have always been working together to feel stronger and achieve our goals.  We are ever learning, growing, and becoming ever so much more so our best selves.  This has never been about the race itself, but about the journey.  It is this journey moves us forward and bonds us together. 
So I'm not going to worry about any changes in the race.  Registration opens next week and if I can, I'll set up our team and you can be part of the triBE on race day.  I'll let you know when it's all set.  In the meantime, keep training.  We've lost a week and so it is important that you stick to your plan.  There's nine weeks to race day.  Get out there today and get your sweat on.  There's a race ahead and a big ol' breakfast to earn!
I can't wait!
“There are women who make things better... simply by showing up. There are women who make things happen. There are women who make their way. There are women who make a difference. And women who make us smile. There are women of wit and wisdom who- through strength and courage- make it through. There are women who change the world everyday... Women like you.” ~Ashley Rice t
Team Updates:
I am sad to report that the change in the date has already caused several members to drop out due to scheduling conflicts.  We will definitely miss you!  Please let me know if you still want to train for a race.  I can help you find one!  
A trio of PR's ... Rose with
Tom and Susie Brown
I love a woman so mad about her performance at last weekend's Gasparilla Half that she set out this weekend to do it again.  Congrats to Rose Ray on an outstanding 1:43 at the Swamp House Half!    
Molly and Curt Halcom

And kudos to Molly and Curt Halcom gearing up for today's Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon.  Love the tracker on this race that allows you to follw your favorite athletes online throughout the course.  This race started with a 1.5 mile swim in 50 degree water followed by 18 miles of biking on the treacherous hills of San Francisco.  It looks like Molly and Curt did the 8 mile run together including the dreaded 400 stairs of the Sandladder climb near the end of the race.  Congratulations! 

I also caught a glimpse of Amanda and Bill Dean out on an adventure race this weekend, but I'm holding out for some better pics next week! 

And if that's not motivation enough, how about this?

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