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They Picked Me!!

team-rev3A few months ago, I applied to represent Team Rev3 in 2014, and then waited patiently for the announcements to be made. Out of over 600 applicants, only 8 new team members were to be selected, which is why I was quite humbled when the post came across Facebook on December 13, that I had made the team. I was selected…I was chosen…Wow, what a feeling! I know that I was amongst an awesome group of applicants, which made it that much more humbling. I’m so happy and so proud to be a part of such a fantastic organization and an awesome team. Thanks to all that supported and believed in me.

I’m looking forward to 2014, which promises to be an unforgettable year of great friends, great fun, and AWESOME Rev3 racing!

Team Rev3 Announcement - What a picture of me, right?

Team Rev3 Announcement – What a picture of me, right?

Triathlete’s Holiday Challenge

So I found this “Triathlete’s Thanksgiving Challenge” post on TriCrowd the day after Thanksgiving, and now I wish I would have found it before.

  • 250 squats
  • 200 push-ups
  • 150 burpees
  • 100 crunches / abs of choice
  • 75 hip bridges
  • 50 leg raises
  • 25 V-ups
  • 5 total minutes of planking
  • 10-minute warm-up run (follow the link), followed by 10 hill sprints (30 seconds up, jog down)

I think I’m going to rename this the Triathlete’s Holiday Challenge, and add this to my Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve routines.

Check out the original post by Jene Shaw here.


Flying out today, headed home. I had so much fun in Vegas this week. Ran The Strip at night in the Rock n’ Roll 1/2 Marathon with an awesome friend, renewed my vows in front of Elvis with the love of my life, and relaxed without deadlines. Overall amazing week!

Why Team Rev3?

From my first experience to my last experience racing Rev3 triathlons, each has been amazing. My friend and training buddy, Tracy, is a team member on the Rev3 team, and she is always telling me of her extraordinary experiences being a part of the Rev3 team and her amazing teammates. So, when the time came to apply for the Rev3 team, I was all over it.

What is so special about Rev3? Racing Rev3 triathlons is an amazing experience, but also so much more. It’s not only about your journey through hours of training, but also celebrating your family and friends that supported you along the way. What other race lets you run through the finish hand-in-hand with those that mean the most to you? Or gives you a free (YES, free) finisher photo? I have never felt such support and motivation from the volunteers, the staff, and the spectators at any other triathlon. At the Half Full triathlon in Columbia, MD my daughter not only got to run through the finish line, but also placed the finisher medal around my neck.


With Rev3 your not just a number, everyone is a VIP and you’re treated like a pro, from packet pickup to bike racking to the your race numbers. It’s the details in the little things that creates such a unique experience for every athlete, from the first finisher to the last person to cross the finish line.

Last week, when I found out that I made it through the first round cuts, becoming 1 of 50 people out of 600+ applicants to make it to the next step, I felt the same excitement as I have each time I’ve run through the finish line. I’ve already been fortunate to have had the opportunity to meet and train with several of the amazing Rev3 team members. To each other they’re not only team members, they are family, and I want to be a part of this. So, I’m crossing my fingers and crossing my toes that in the end I will be 1 of the 8 lucky athletes, given the honor and the opportunity to represent Team Rev3 in 2014.