Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Turning Up the Volume

"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming 'WOW What a Ride!'" --Unknown

As we enjoy our first rest week of the 2007 training season, we're reflecting back on our first three weeks of base training under our coach's leadership. Together we've:

Biked for 18 hours, 36 minutes
Run for 15 hours, 19 minutes
Swam 27,050 yards
Lifted weights for 8 hours and 45 minutes
Practiced yoga for 4 hours
Raised over $500 to support the homeless families living at Genesis Home

Our bodies are now resting as we focus this week on limited workouts with solid form. As we turn down the volume on our physical part of this season's journey, we're focusing on turning up the volume on the fundraising end of this season's goals. Won't you join us?

Remember: Your contribution to Genesis Home through the Tri to End Homelessness Campaign will be matched by a local foundation!

Just as we've tried to make this triathlon season meaningful for us by training and competing in solidarity with the Genesis Home families, you can make any contribution that is meaningful for you. For triathletes that might mean: A $5 donation to Genesis Home instead of purchasing that special cup of coffee that gets you going before your morning workout. Perhaps it's $13.10 in honor of the half-marathon you'll be completing later this season. Perhaps it's $50 in exchange for the new tri shorts were going to purchase this month. Perhaps it's $140.60 in celebration of your Ironman status. Regardless of the amount -- know that it will make a difference.