Friday, November 16, 2012

Tri Unify Holiday party (w/Elections)

You are cordially invited to the Tri Unify Holiday Party (w/Elections)

featuring the Baltimore Metro Wheelers Cycling Club & the OC's

Saturday, December 15th, 2012
True Blessings Estate
5135 Sheppard Lane
Ellicott City, MD 21042

Come out to enjoy some good food, great drinks, awesome stories and maybe even find an off-season training buddy or two.
This is a pot luck event
Please bring something to share according to your last name and the list below:
Last Name
A-I : Appetizer/Platter/Side Dish
J-R: Beverages (w/one bag of ice) - it can be of the adult variety or not
S-Z: Dessert

***RSVP's are MANDATORY:***

Monday, November 5, 2012

There comes a time...

In 2010, I spent a small fortune on swimming lessons, a new carbon road bike and everything to go on/with it, cycling gear, running gear, swimming gear and race entry fees. I didn't break the bank as much in 2011, but I did register for 5 Triathlons and a few running races. In 2012, I signed up for 2 Ironman 70.3 races (at $300 each) and two running races. I have not added up how much I have spent over the last 3 years, but I am certain that it is in the thousands. Especially if I include race nutrition, nutritionists, physical therapy, acupuncture, travel expenses, etc. I am at a point where I have to really focus and buckle down in order to achieve some financial and personal goals. After making financial cuts in many other areas, I realize that I need to take more drastic measures to reach my financial goals. So, it is with great sadness that I have decided to take the 2013 Triathlon season off and not spend any money on race entry fees.

It is the most heart wrenching decision, as I feel that being a Triathlete is now woven into my soul and makes up a part of who I am now. Since I know so many Triathletes and others that swim, bike and/or run, I plan to keep my fitness up by training with others for their races. I want to take 2013 to not only work towards my financial goals, but to get more fit, lean and faster. I would love to make my Triathlon comeback by completing a full Ironman in 2014. I have thought about raising money to race or to volunteer in exchange for free race slots in 2013, so I don't have to take a break from racing. I may have to get creative in order to race without paying the entry fees, as I am positive that not racing in 2013 will be extremely difficult for me.

If anyone reading this have any ideas or suggestions of how I can continue to race without incurring the expenses,  please let me know  (rwilliams2500 at gmail dot com).

Thank you for following me on this Triathlon journey and please know that I WILL be back! I see that I am getting better with time and I will not stop here. I vow to come back faster and stronger than ever before.

Tri Becca