Race Schedule and Results

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

My love of WHOOHA

I know, I know... my title alone could possibly lead to a crazy plethora of comments.  No, this post isn't going to be about a body part.  Or a crazy spin class attendee (ha... I miss the gym and the crazies that I used to share my love of working out with).  This is a post about something I love.  And when I love something, I want to tell you all about it.
Before I get to gushing about WHOOHA, let me tell you about something I'm not gushing about... our race this past weekend.  How can a race where my hubby had the escort motorcycle in the bike and finish first over all and I finished 2nd overall female (and was the 3rd fastest biker overall) be something I'm not gushing about?  I'll spare you the details. :)  Let's just say the work we did was good - nice hard training day.  The work the race company did, eh, left a little to be desired.  Oh well.  We gave them a fair shot and as a local triathlete, that's all I can do.  Frees up some weekends next year!

Alright, back to gushing.  I found a company that I absolutely love.  And you need to know about it.


So what's with the name right?  WHOOHA actually stands for Women Having Optimistic Objectives & Healthy Attitudes.  Love it already, don't you?  Wait till I get to their products.  So they are a company that makes the most adorable clothes for active women.  (Men, don't stop reading yet.  I know you have girlfriends, wives, sisters, favorite bloggers like me, etc. that you need to buy Christmas presents for and hello, Christmas is only in 137 days - why not get a head start). Two women, who inspire each other through their daily lives, started the company and continue to help other women.

Last year, my hubby Santa got me a few shirts from WHOOHA Gear and I instantly fell in love.  Great cuts, great material and even better sayings.  They have inspirational shirts, running, swimming, biking, tri shirts, outdoor themes, etc.  They have tee shirts, long sleeves, tanks, wicking shirts, bags, thongs, you name it.  And I've yet to find one that I don't love.

I recently bought the "I Ride" Heathered Tee for myself.  
 It simply says "I ride..." and then is followed by all the reasons that I in fact ride...
  • for those who can't
  • to spin out my frustrations
  • to stay fit
  • to be aware of the world around me
  • to hear myself breath
  • to look at phat butts
  • to celebrate my freedom
  • for the challenge
  • to save on gas
  • to feel the sun and the wind
  • to beat the boys
  • to clear my head
  • to be part of something
  • to go real fast
  • to get to where I'm going
  • so I can eat a lot of cookie dough
  • to feel alive
  • to feel young again
  • to escape
  • to feel my heart and feed my soul
  • for myself
Perfect.  Absolutely perfect.  I also have the "I Tri" shirt which is the same concept and just as cute reasons (I especially love "so I can have my cake and eat it too").  I loved it enough that I bought one for my friend's birthday, knowing she'd love it!  When I placed my order, I told WHOOHA how big of a fan I've become and Julie graciously sent me one of their newest designs to try out.

That one didn't disappoint either.  She sent me the "Inspire Yourself" Burnout Tee and it's awesome!

Their new line includes some great inspirational quotes ("Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee", an Apache blessing, A Robert Frost quote)   The sizing of the burnout tee runs a little small, but I got a medium and if fits great.  You can't really tell, but it too has a great set of inspirational words surrounding the main "Inspire Yourself".

You know, when I'm feeling kind of lost in this crazy world of training, these shirts just make me smile.  WHOOHA Gear reminds me of how strong I am, how courageous I am, and how much I love doing what I do.  I wouldn't rave about WHOOHA Gear if I didn't think that every woman who lays eyes on their stuff will instantly find one (or two or in my case five) that they must have.

So there, that's my WHOOHA Gear PSA for the day.  Go get yourself one.  Tell your hubby Santa that you'd like one.  Don't have a girl to buy one for?  Okay, I'll help out.  I'm a size Medium and I love them all. And, if you use the code INSPIRE, you get 10% off.  Tell them I sent you. :)

Play Hard - Take Chances - Keep Smilin'


Emz said...

Loooooovine the T's!
I'm a huge t-shirt fan.


Wes said...

Totally disappointed in the post. The title was cool though ;-)

P said...

Ha, ha, ha! First you're talking about T.I.T.S. and now about the WHOOHA! Love these tees, and I'm always a sucker for a discount, so I'm going to go check them out!

Detroit Runner(Jeff) said...

I was thinking about "Scent of a Woman" movie with Al Pacino. If you have not see it, you need to. Whoowah!

Molly said...

Super cute stuff! I will check them out.

Aimee said...

I have seen their shirts and have always wanted one!! I think I will ask for one for x-mas! :)

Beal88 said...

Will you be rocking some wooha gear at Akron? Impressive bike finishes. You two will definitely have to ride Sweet Corn next year. Come ride my hood and see how good your are. Lol.

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

Was thinking this was going to be about a new saddle. MAybe you can reuse the title when you get a new saddle because like it could work for that too!

Patrick Mahoney said...

I agree with Jeff. No dudes will bum out if you re-use the title on another post.

Matthew Smith said...

Great ideas for presents for the wife...

But seriously, YOU GUYS ROCK! How did two amazing triathletes marry each other and dominate everyone else? Way to go, both of you!!

Caroline said...

oooh those are nice
never heard of that brand before!
will go check the website...!

Alexa said...


I am going to order this..


Rebecca said...

I have been lookig for cute t-shirts for the fall. Thank you - I will definitely be checking these out and buying more than one!!!

Ironman By Thirty said...

Awesome race both of you! You are being too modest! Race report soon I hope :)

Weird... non of the shirts come in mens sizes. Now that is sexism! :) haha. Great ideas for the Mrs. though.

Matty O said...

Yes, would love the pure unedited thoughts on the race ;) (aside from the facebook posts haha).

Totally feel for you two. It sucks. But you kept a positive outlook and had some awesome speed work :)

Heather likes shirts, I am not allowed to get anymore shirts... although, it appears Heather has finally caught up to my tshirt collection now haha.

Keep up the great work you guys :) Can't wait to see you in A FLIPPING MONTH!?!?!?!

Jason said...

Slightly disappointed but I do know Karen would probably love one, but next time make it about what all the men though especially following a TITS post.....PUH-LEEZE!

Christi said...

I love the look of them. I must go look right now!

Heather-O said...

First of all, you crack me up!

Secondly, you may be in trouble with Matt for enabling me with that website. Love the shirts and what the company stands for!

Third, you are a freak of nature on the bike! Can you teach me how to go that fast...PLEASE!!!!!!!!!

Heather-O said...

AND....I just noticed this in your first pic...who is that adorable dog in the picture on the wall?!?!?!? TOO CUTE!!!!!!!

Carolina John said...

Those are cool shirts and a great concept. Hate that the race organizers screwed things up this weekend, it was such a good weekend to race.

Anonymous said...

The I Tri one is awesome as well. It makes me smile and I can't wait to wear it again.

M said...

OMG! These tees are great - thanks so much for sharing!!

And I am dying to hear about this race........ (congrats speed demon!)

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Congrats to you and Tom at the races!! You done with Greenswell? I was going to see if they offer BOGO next year, if they dont, I wont be going out of my way to schedule their race.

Kim said...

i wish it was spelled WOOHA :)

way to go this weekend my friend! you rule!

JenniferLeah said...

Love 'em!!

Jennie said...

1st and 2nd place finishes! Congrats to you both! :)

Love the gear! Thanks for sharing! I'm excited to see what comes of Kevin's "Great ideas for the Mrs." comment... ;)

Megan said...

I love the I ride shirt! Really cute, but I have to admit the name is a little...odd

tribirdie said...

Oooh!! I love new t-shirt's!!! These are awesome! Congrats on a great race!!

Pschall said...

So cute! LOVE the shirts! Thanks for sharing. :-)

And CONGRATS on your awesome race!

Meaghan said...

CONGRATS to both of you on your awesome races!!! Woop! And thank you SO MUCH for sharing those shirts, I love them!!!

Melissa C said...

Great job to you and Tom!

Very cute shirts. I wish I was in the market for some new shirts. I should be, but can't justify it now.