They are also a little “contagious”.
These “weirdo” friends of mine like the tri thing.
They really dig it.
I mean…REALLY dig it.
Now that I have had the tiniest of nibbles from the tri pie…I get it.
By “get it” that does not mean I am signing up for that M-dot series or anything, but I get it.
Because I am awful at training but excellent at jumping in with both feet, I have set my sights on a few tri events this year…the XTERRA off-road tri series.
To be frank, jumping into a tri event with both feet isn’t exactly fun. I did that exactly one time many moons ago and will never make that mistake again.
I was supposed to do a tri this upcoming weekend, but the events of the past 2 weeks sort of threw me for a loop and I didn’t train…other than running.
The “old Cory” would just do it anyway…
…but the semi-sane and semi-rational (and also more financially challenged and bigger assed) Cory is going to do the wise thing and skip it.
Instead, I will get back to my “training” and get excited about a really cool event happening here in St. Louis next month…
You don’t know of her?
HOW is that possible?!?
I have never done an Ironman or a full tri and even I know who she is!
Chrissie is wicked cool, is a total badass, and likes cheese!
I love her!
Her smile is as big as the sun and her calves are as big as my head…and she still looks like a lady.
A badass lady.
I think regardless of whether or not you ever intend to do a tri event, Chrissie is a fascinating person from whom anyone could learn something.
Chrissie is going to discuss her book, A Life Without Limits, in which she intimates the story of her rise to the top, including all the incredible challenges she faced; from eating disorders, to the years spent traveling around the world as an aid worker in developing countries.
I am taking The Sass and you should take your kiddos (if you have them) too.
You may purchase an advance copy of the book for $25 online along with your $10 event ticket by clicking here.
A portion of all ticket and book sales will benefit St.Michael School of Clayton’s Tri-Art Summer Camp: Campers age 4-14 experience the thrill of being a three sport athlete, building personal endurance, and developing sportsmanship though triathlon training.
(How awesome is that?!?!)
I hope to see you there because it is going to be cool. Very cool.
*Note: Many sweaty hugs to my tri-cray-cray friends Cristel, Christy, Brad, Teri, Kerrie, Donna, and Diane who always make me smile with their excitement and sometimes talk me into crazy shit too. *smooches*
Many thanks to Jennifer who is working her tookus off trying to make sure this event goes off without a hitch and that everyone knows about it and gets excited.
Thank you to the universe for creating a tri event that contains dirt and mud.