>> Thursday, February 19, 2009
I received an e-mail out of the blue about 10 days ago. It started with nice things about my sense of humor and all the photos I post. Then it went on to say this:
...At any rate, I'm in the business of running and triathlon as a tiny online retailer. Each spring I close out last year's stuff. I'd love to send you some stuff if I have any in your size.
I didn't want to post this on your blog. Might get a few others who'd like to tag along. I'm guessing you’re a medium. Based on some of your run times, you'd be a freak if you’re a large. Let me know your short and top sizes and a shipping address and we'll see what we can come up with.
And there's no catch, really. You devote a lot of time and energy to promoting a healthy lifestyle, and I'm hoping I'll be able to use your example as inspiration to some of my audience. Who by the way are terrified of triathlon.
And if you want a warm place to visit in the winter (I saw that January 29 10.25K race recap - that's inconceivable!), we've got room for you and Pharmie.
Holy cats! What’s with my luck these days?!? This nice man just wants to send me stuff? GREAT!! A few days later, a box showed up that contained a few fun things!
• 3 packages (6 servings) of a homemade recovery drink called “Monkey Shake:”
• A nice BOA technical shirt:
• A sweet pair of DeSoto running shorts:
• And finally, the sweetest thing of all, a DeSoto zip-up tri jersey:
This is my VERY FIRST tri jersey!! I’m not much on paying for sweet technical gear (note how I ran the half marathon on Sunday in a cotton hoodie and fleece mittens), and I can’t wait to try this out!!
Chris mentioned there was “no catch,” but I want to let you all know about his running/triathlon company, and HOPEFULLY send some business his way! His website is called 10:10 Wellness, and his mission statement is simple:
The mission of 10:10 Wellness is to lead people into healthy lifestyles and activities they can get excited about. This mission is supported by our four core values: encouragement, participation, fun, and study.
We achieve the mission when we help others (family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, etc.) commit to an ongoing wellness program. We define wellness as the proactive pursuit of products, services, and activities that make you feel healthier and look better, that slow the effects of aging, and that prevent diseases from developing.
So swing by and check out his site. He’s got a small store of stuff for sale, some links to basic training programs, and a training blog too. (And FYI, new triathlon apparel is coming soon - all the 2008 stuff has just been moved to the “close-out” section.) So go check it out! Tell him Steve in a Speedo sent you!
Thanks for the goodies, Chris!! I’ll put them all to use!
I’ll be back tomorrow with a Friday Funny. Saturday I’ll have a post from a long run with Pharmie and Rural Girl (hopefully! - Rural Girl is coming to town and hoping to fit in a run with us!). Sunday evening I’ll have a post about a CRAZY workout a few of us hope to do. So that means I’ll be back with the last (and best) piece of good news on Monday!