Race Schedule and Results

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Whew...

It's all sinking in - the fact that I'm going to be part of an amazing team, that I'm going to have some amazing sponsors, and that I better work my tail off to have a great season. Nothing like the motivation of 40 great teammates! :) A super big thanks to Carole and Charlie for giving me this opportunity! And a big thanks to Meredith and Chris too - love you guys!

So a little more about the Trakkers stuff (tell me to shut up if it's too much... I'm on a little excitement high so I won't talk about it forever... I promise!).

First, we race the Rev3 series. I'm super excited about this because I've heard such amazing things about the races. Honestly, I haven't heard a single negative! Tom and I were planning on doing one of them before Trakkers came along, but now I'll add a few more to the list. I'm planning on doing the half in Knoxville in May, the half in Portland in July (which I'm totally excited about since I've never been to Portland!!!!) and then the half at Cedar Point in September. And maybe if I'm good, I can convince the hubs to take me to Costa Rica in 2012 for my birthday! HA! Come join us... it's bound to be a great time!!!

We'll be riding Kestrels this year. Don't know much about Kestrels??? Check out what the winner and runner up in IM Cozumel were riding!!! They are amazing bikes and I've heard nothing but praises for them! And while I have a ginormous place in my heart for Flica, my Orbea, I'm super excited to get one of these bad boys (or in my case bad bitches...)
(**With that being said though, if anyone knows someone who is looking for an amazing tri bike, I have one for sale! :) It's a 2008 Orbea Ora in impeccable condition (we baby bikes in this house as they mean more to us than most inanimate objects should). It's a size 52 (I'm 5'7.5" if that helps), red, carbon beauty. Contact me if you know anyone who would be interested!**)
Finally, we're running in Avia. I'm heading out today to test some and see what I like since I've never run in them before. I'm such a dork though and love the skull and cross bones that has been associated with them! And the bright colors. So I sound like a total girl or what? HA! I'll let you know what I come up with!

So that's the happenings as of now. Thanks everyone for your congratulatory messages - you made me feel all warm and fuzzy!
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Training is going well... I finally feel like I'm back in somewhat of a groove. It's nice. I feel energized and I'm excited again. I really do feel that the down time I took, as hard as it might have been on me mentally, was really a blessing. It's funny how fast we are to question our abilities and if we are doing things right or wrong. I've learned that there isn't a perfect equation and what might be best for me, isn't best for someone else (although I must say... there are a lot of you that shared my feelings and frustrations and I appreciate you voicing those to me!)

Oh, and one more little thing... Jodi, at RunJodiRun did a Thursday Thumbs Up about me. It was fun to answer the questions and tell a little more about myself and my swimming/biking/running obsession. Head over there and check it out (yeah, I'm tootin' my own horn...) Thanks Jodi!

24 comments:

Wes said...

new stuff is ALWAYS kewl... If you are doing Rev3 Knoxville, then start riding hills today... just sayin...

Allison said...

I don't know what most of that means, but it sounds really awesome :)

And I love the feature on you!

Christi said...

Sweet lookin' bike! And I love the Trakkers info so keep talking about it because I am listening!

Did I mention that I am jealous of you, Caratunk Girl and Dangle the Carrot Jeff? Yea, I am!

Rebecca said...

Awesome, envy coming from this direction too. :) That bike looks awesome.. and I would be interested in the bike had I not just bought one last year :).

I am excited to hear all your updates.. heading to read the piece about right now. Nothing wrong with tooting your own horn , especially when it is so bad a$$.

Kim said...

those bikes are sweet but you have to buy one? thats crazy!!!

misszippy said...

Wow--a big congrats! I have always, always lusted after Kestrels. They are the most beautiful bikes on the road, imho. Lucky you!

Anne-Marie said...

It sounds like Trakkers is a super cool opportunity! Very sweet bike... definitely some bike envy here :)

And cool interview @ Jodi's blog!

My Life and Running said...

So awesome Colleen! Congrats! Excited to follow you & see what it's all about!

Shannon said...

very exciting, and what a sexxxy bike :) on the one you're selling... where do you live again? :)

Josh Scobey said...

Welcome aboard! Look forward to meeting you at some of the races this year.

Beth said...

Congratulations, all that stuff is so exciting. You will have so much fun in Portland! I grew up there and miss it so much, maybe I need to do a P-Town half!

Ironman By Thirty said...

Congrats on making the team! I've been reading lots of other blogs of new Team Trakkers members and it looks like you all have an exciting year ahead of you!

C Coop said...

Nice work! I'm sure your performance and dedication are going to take you far on the team! Welcome aboard.

Mark said...

Congratulations teammate! It will be sad to part with Cookie Monster (my Blue), but it will be nice when that late Christmas present arrives!

Joel said...

Welcome to the team!

e410 said...

Hi there! I wandered over here from RunJodiRun :) Your interview was awesome and I'm so inspired by your triathlons! I'm just at the edge, about to jump into my first season of tris and I'm so excited Jodi "introduced" me to you and your blog! Congrats on becoming a Trakker!

The Hungry Runner Girl said...

AHHHHH!!! I am extremely excited about this. Never stop talking about it because I want to know all the details. You know its a good sign when everyone has such positive things to say about it. Love the bike, I am jealous!

The Hungry Runner Girl said...

I just got the socks and they absolutely made my day. Billy thinks I am a weirdo for putting them on as soon as I opened it and running around the house!! Thanks!!

Caratunk Girl said...

YEAH!! Congrats on Trakkers! See you at the races? 2011 is going to be an awesome year! :)

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

Yeahhh Teammate!!!

Hey, are you going to try and sale the Orbea locally or post it in BT or ST? I just sold my old Qroo yesterday but still need to sale my Felt now ... These bikes are lots of work, but I cannot wait to get a new one!!

Ryan said...

:-) RAD BIKE!!!

Congrats

tri like mary said...

Love the skull and crossbones - it's kind of my thing. I have a little diamond encrusted skull and crossbones pendant that I wear all the time. My friend says it's because I'm such a bad@ss in a little body. :-)

Alisa said...

We better meet up when you're in town! I'm considering volunteering as race crew for the Rev3 portland. However, if my best friend does it I'll be her support =)

I'm anxious to see how it goes, if people like the course I might give it a go in 2012.

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