Sunday, May 22, 2011

It's Official... Let the Training (and Fundraising) Begin!!

We had our big kickoff meeting this weekend for Team in Training's summer season. I met a ton of new people - from participants, to mentors, to coaches... and most importantly, this season's honorees. To date, Team in Training has raised over $1 billion for the Leukemia and Lymphoma society - money that is used to fund research into new drugs as well as patient services for those diagnosed with a range of blood related cancers. Meeting and talking to the honorees really highlighted the positive impact that Team in Training and the LLS has in the lives of cancer patients and their families.

Please join me in helping these cancer patients by donating using the box on the right. No donation is too small - every little bit make a difference.

Thanks and GO TEAM!!!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Hello Sand Ladder...

As if the 1.2 mi swim and 25 mi bike weren't daunting enough, the run course includes a trek up the Baker Beach Sand Ladder... over 400 steps covered in deep sand - more than enough alone to make your quads seize up with lactic acid.

This past Saturday, Knupps and I introduced ourselves to the infamous steps. They certainly got the best of us both, but we'll be back for more.

SF Triathlon at Alcatraz!!!

Top 5 reasons to jump off a boat into 55 deg water, swim 1.2 mi to Marina Green, hop on a bike and ride 25 mi through the Presidio and along the Great Highway, and then run 7 mi overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge and the Pacific Ocean:

1. Because it sounds crazy.
2. Because the US Half wasn't challenging enough.
3. Because I have nothing better to do at 7am on August 21st.
4. So Knuppel can get a free pair of socks.
5. Because my ego's still bruised from that Beginning Water Polo class I took last year.

This weekend I signed for the SF Triathlon at Alcatraz with LLS's Team in Training... All kidding aside, Knupps and I are going to spend the next 15 weeks training our asses off for our first (!!) triathlon while raising money to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma society. Stayed tuned for updates along the way!