Friday, January 25, 2013

Will Tri for Dilettante Chocolate

Well guys, my first race for 2013 is on the calendar, and it's the perfect race for me.  I've been invited to be a race ambassador for the Dilettante Women's Triathlon!  File this under a totally cool blogger moment.

This is my first race ambassadorship!

A lot of my local blogger peeps will be ambassadors as well so it should be a blast!  There's Jill, Kerrie, Becky, and Erika that I know of. Here are the race details:


Saturday, June 15th 2013!


Sweet calendar, eh?


Five Mile Lake Park in Federal Way (just south of Seattle).


Females only.  Apparently guys don't want to race for chocolate.  Also this will not be permitted:


All athletes must be 12 years of age by 12/31/13.  If they are too young to swim, bike and run, they can write nifty signs and cheer from the sidelines :D

What do you get?
Bragging rights!


Also:
Race day results!  Post-race food!

Yum!

Plus:  Chip timing!  Dilettante chocolate!  And a finisher's medal!

Oh yeah.



  • They will have a Sprint Distance and an Olympic Distance (new this year! And pending approval).
  •  Individual registration includes an Age Group, Athena, or Friends and Family category.  
  • They also have 2-person and 3-person relays so you can ease your way into the sport if you're not ready to take on the whole enchilada!
  • Bonus:  15% of the race entry goes toward supporting King County parks.

Want to come race with me?  Or beat me?  I will be doing the Sprint Distance in the Friends and Family category so we can start the race together!

You can get $10 off the race entry by using the code TRI-INGDWT13!


UPCOMING POSTS: BIKING, SWIMMING, AND RUNNING (since I will be racing, you know)


*Disclaimer:  I was given a free race entry in exchange for being an ambassador to help promote the race.

50 comments:

  1. OOOOOH! A race ambassador!?! Does that mean you get diplomatic immunity? Start small and drive through a stop sign, when the cops pull you over, just tell them you're an ambassador and they should let you go. If they do, then move up to stealing. The world is yours.

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    1. You seriously always leave the BEST comments Pickle.

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    2. VV: Doesn't he??
      Pickleope: I will just scream "DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY!!" and then laugh maniacally as I tear away. This is going to change my life. I'm expecting my red license plates in the mail any day now.

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  2. This is a no-tackling triathlon? This is a game-changer. I'm out.

    Just kidding! I'm really excited! It will be fun!

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    1. I can tackle you if you really want, but it will end up with me on the ground and you looking around asking what just nudged your shoulder.

      It will be super fun! Are you going to do the friends and family category with me?

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  3. Congratulations! Looks like a fun race. I guess any race that has chocolate is a good race.

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    1. Thanks! Exactly, how can a race with chocolate be anything but amazing??

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  4. Yay- looking forward to it, fellow ambassador!!

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  5. Congrats on being selected to be an ambassador!!!! That is a very cool blogger moment. I am kind of thinking about signing up for it too! My only problem is that Seattle R n R is the following weekend and I was already planning on that. I need to figure out how to swing 2 weekends in Seattle. It is only January and I have a ton of race-cations planned. Even more came up after I wrote my blog post about it yesterday.

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    1. Thanks Tasha! Oh that is a tough decision if you can't do both. I plan to be at RnR too :D I need to check out your post to see if there are other races I want to do!

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  6. This all sounded just hunky-dory until I got to the part where you asked, and I quote, "want to come race with me?" and I nearly spit my coffee out when I tried to stifle my guffaw.

    Congrats on the ambassadorship. You've really come a long way!!

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    1. Aww, thanks Dawn! You know you want to come race with me. You could even stay at Casa de la TriGirl!

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    2. Casa de La tri girl is legit! I stayed there last year for RnR Seattle and was quite comfortable. There's even a dog in case you miss your own fur baby :-) also, the folks that run the place are a classy pair. You don't want to miss out on this Edmonds gem! My trip advisor review gave it 5 stars.

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    3. Hehe, Adrian you are awesome :D

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  7. I nearly spit my coffee out at the picture of the post race refreshments. That's always me after a good half marathon!!
    ~Ang

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  8. Congrats!!!! Being a race ambassador is SO MUCH FUN. :)

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  9. Congrats, Madame Ambassador. They are lucky to have you!

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  10. Ha, this blog is goofy; I like it!

    Sounds like a good time, even if my gender is not permitted! I so want to get into tri races, but I can't afford a bike or that bikes upkeep. Maybe some day! For now, I will stick with running broke!

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    1. Hehe, I'm glad you like it :)
      Yeah, you do need a bike to tri, though it doesn't need to be fancy. Running is great too!

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  11. Congrats on being an ambassador! Sounds like fun

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  12. This is so awesome...and I wish I could do it, but I'm in PA! :)

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  13. Awesomeeeee! I've been considering a triathlon. Wish I lived on the west coast, I would so be there.

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  14. That's awesome! good luck to you and thanks for being inspiring :) My hubs and I just signed up for a Tough Mudder type of obstacle race 5k.... very exciting as we've only ever done basic 5k's so far. Challenging ourselves is the best feeling!

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    1. Thanks! Tough Mudders look intense! I bet you guys will have lots of fun :D

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  15. congrats on being a race ambassador! Sounds fun! (ya know...if I did tris or lived in the seattle area...but the chocolate. ...I can definitely get behind that). Can't wait to hear more as you start training! And I love that you get to do it with a whole slew of bloggy gals

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    1. Thanks Meg! It should be lots of fun, and if you decide to make a trip out west, you could be part of a relay team...

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  16. Dude how fun! Way to go getting yourself an ambassador job, you've hit the big time! Now, why can't I live in Washington again? You will have to bring me along with you in spirit so I can live vicariously!

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    1. Thanks Adrian! You don't live here because it's cold and rainy. I will bring you with me, whether you come up here again, or if only in spirit!

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  17. Yay for a free race entry and getting to be a race ambassador. I can't swim and I hate my bike so I'm out... not to mention it is a little far away for me.

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    1. Oh well. I know there are lots of great running races for you to 'ambassadorize' (totally a word).

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  18. Congrats on being a race ambassador!

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  19. I would totally run for chocolates! What a perfect sponsor

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    1. It *is* perfect! I wonder if they will have chocolate dangling on sticks tied to the faster racers.

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  20. Have fun! I'm also a race ambassador type for the first time for Pretty Muddy and it's kind of exciting being all behind the scenes-y!

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    1. Oh cool Sarah! Congrats! So far I don't know any of the behind the scenes stuff yet, but it should be fun!

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  21. Very cool! Congrats on being an ambassador - and a chocolate run? Super jealous.

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  22. Even if I was in the right country I can't enter. I'm male. :P

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    1. True. But you can eat some chocolate to feel like you're a part of it :)

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