Happy Friday! I’m so happy for the weekend and a chance to relax and have some fun! I feel like it’s taking me a while to decompress from the craziness of training for the marathon, fundraising and studying but I’m very much looking forward to this downtime. I hope to get in a short run this weekend and get to yoga on Sunday. We have a fun night out planned with some friends on Saturday so hopefully I’ll be up and rested in time to get to yoga!
If there is one thing I love to see it’s women helping to EMPOWER and ENCOURAGE other women. Let’s face it, women aren’t always the nicest to each other and often snark on other women’s looks, bodies, careers, families, and lives. But I believe that mentality is slowly changing and there are increasingly more opportunities to support women and more examples of this being set. When I was approached a few weeks ago by the Danskin Triathlon Series to write about the series and do a giveaway I said yes immediately.
The Danskin Triathlon Series is 8 races held around the country. They are sprint distance triathlons (½ mile swim, 12 mile bike, 3 mile run) where WOMEN can compete individually or as part of a relay team. I love the relay team option since it really gives women who may not be fit enough to compete in the entire race the opportunity to join in. Danskin says the following,
Sprint distance triathlons (½ mile swim, 12 mile bike, 3 mile run) that empower women by
challenging them in a motivational, supportive, and safe setting with “cheerleaders” every step of the way.
I love it! Danskin wants to help get women moving. I stand behind this 100%. So many women sacrifice time spent working out and staying healthy for their families, careers and more. I’d love to see more women taking time for themselves to get healthy and stay active because I honestly believe it makes us better women.
If their mission to empower women and get them moving wasn’t enough a portion of the race fees goes to Breast Cancer Research Foundation and Team Survivor nationally; as well as a local food bank and women’s shelter in each of the Race cities. You can get moving for a good cause!
Here’s a look at all of their races:
May 13 – Clermont, FL (greater Orlando area)
June 3 – Austin, TX
July 22 – Webster, MA (greater Boston area)
August 5 – Howell, MI
August 19 – Seattle, WA
August 26 – Chicagoland
September 9 – Sandy Hook, NJ
October 7 – Palm Springs, CA
Are you ready for a giveaway?!
The Danskin Triathlon Series wants YOU to TRI something new! They are offering a complimentary entry to one winner! Get your girl friends, sisters, daughters, and nieces involved by signing up to do this fabulous women’s fitness event together – of course if you win, your entry will already be paid for.
To Enter Leave a Comment Telling Me How Doing a Triathlon Would Empower You!
For an additional entry tweet the following:
@LiveRunLoveYoga is giving away one entry for the @DanskinTri Series! Share how triathlons EMPOWER you to enter! http://wp.me/p1E9ET-Ky
Leave a separate comment telling me you tweeted! The deadline to enter is May 1 2012 at Midnight! I’ll announce the winner on Wednesday May 2nd!