(Okay...snow rant is over. I really don't mind the snow, in fact I prefer snow-covered ground in the winter to mud. I just think it's funny that everyone is making such a big deal about what we see here on a regular basis. The end.)
Anyway, I have lots of Team Trakkers news for you guys today! First of all, you must go check out the new and improved Trakkers website. It is way cool, especially this page.
There was also a story on xtri.com about Team Trakkers. While I didn't get a personal mention, there is this great little blurb about the age-groupers:
Additionally, the Trakkers Team is broadly represented in the tri ranks, from the pointy end of the races proudly to the back of the pack.Oh, yeah!! I am valued no matter how slow I am! How cool is that???
I also recieved my new Saucony Xodus shoes the other day, just in time for the Chilly Chili 5K on Sunday. I opted for some trail shoes, because I have made a promise to my friend, Ben, ultra-runner extrordinaire, to get out and run in the dirt with him this season. They were great for the cold, snowy conditions on Sunday. They have Vibram rubber on the soles for better traction and are water-resistant. My feet were toasty warm on Sunday!!
First Endurance, another Team Trakkers sponser was featured in a slowtwitch.com article. The co-founder, Robert Kunz, talks about the birth of his nutrition company and the link between science and sport. It's very interesting.
I am still amazed that I am a member of Team Trakkers. It is very intimidating, but at the same time motivating. I want to represent at Rev3 Quassy, and knowing that I will be in Trakkers green on race day certainly gives me an extra push when I'm feeling a little lazy!!
And, finally, I will leave you with this picture of Noah. I had the camera on the counter, and he handed it to me with firm instructions to take his picture. Then he sat there with this face until I did. This kid cracks me up!! (Please note aforementioned snow-covered deck in the background.)