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Wednesday, July 16, 2008


Envy (noun) : a feeling of grudging admiration and desire to have something possessed by another.

I have envy. I'm envious. More specifically, I have sponsor envy.

It's a problem. I'm trying to deal with it. I'm trying to hide it. But I can't.

The hubby got his Team Type 1 race kit today. This was the second box of goodies that he's received from TT1. The first kit included 2 pairs of bike shorts, 2 bike jerseys, a jacket, a polo, and socks. Todays packet included a pair of tri shorts, a tri top, a tri suit, a vest, a windbreaker, a winter coat, arm warmers, a visor, a hat and another polo. Now granted he has to be a diabetic to get these things, but I want them. I want someone to send me free clothes. I could use free clothes.

I need a team (maybe I just want a team!). That's a lot harder than it sounds. I've applied to be on Team Bare Naked. They haven't responded. Last year I tried to be on Team Goody Stay Put. They didn't like me. Tom has found 5 or so teams that I should apply for -
  1. Team Timex (which all happen to be pros so that's out)
  2. Team Zoot/Gu (except I can't stomach a gu if my life depended on it... I'd be a great spokesperson for them, huh!)
  3. Team Terry (there are only 5 women on this team and they all live in the Eastern states)
  4. Team TriBar (they are organic and Vegan and well, I eat meat and animal products)
  5. Team Java Republic (I don't drink coffee)

Maybe I should start my own team. It could be the Average Triathletes that just like to have fun Team. Anyone wanna join? We could get clothes and hats and socks and stuff. I could send them to your house in big boxes. I would make it known that you were special. Then maybe your spouse could have sponsor envy too! :)


Jumper 2.0 said...

Team Middle of the Pack!


Time to look for sponsors.

Judi said...

I'll be on your team.

Thanks for the comments on my blog. I am so green with envy of your happiness. I want it so bad. Getting too old for this shit! See ya next month at Buckeye. If I go.

Rachel said...

Ha! How about the Bonks? I love the idea of starting your own.

Kristen said...

I say you definitely try to start your own group! I'm sure we can come up with creative names for the group!!! :-)

How neat that Tom is getting such great stuff. I'd be envious, I'm sure, if I were you! :-)

Liz said...

Heck, I'm envious and I don't even know how to use half that stuff!! LOL :)

Sarah Dee said...

I have vacation envy. Its way more sedentary than sponsor envy.
But, I'll support your Irondiva quest from my sofa! I could send you a pair of socks...

Borsch said...

I'm in for a Clydesdale Team!

Ryan said...

I'll join.

Couldn't you just fake having Type 1 diabetes to get sponsored?

I know that would be wrong............but :)

Kathleen said...

Yes! Start a team!

There's a guy in my spin class that has his own team w/all the fancy logo clothing. I think its just a small group of friends that pooled together to make one. How hard could that really be???

Molly said...

If Kozmo is your mascot can I get stuff too?
(Even I have envy and I don't tri!)
Take Care

Pharmie said...

I'm totally in! Finished almost dead middle in my age group and in women this weekend. Just cought up on your last few posts - Steve and I did TI and highly recommend it. I'm not necessarily a lot faster, but I can swim forever now. Also - I'm a big fan of nuun and popping enduralytes like they're going out of style... I figure my kidneys can get rid of it if they don't need the extra :)

TRI-ROB said...

Personally... I believe sponsorship limits your ability to make significant fashion statements while training... although I like the idea of FREE!

Just apply to EVERYTHING! The worst that can happen is that they'll say, "No thanks"... which makes them complete idiots... but whatever... lol


IronMatron said...

I'm all about Team Middle of the Pack! Think we could get sponsors??? ha ha