I wanted to title this “we have a name” but that’s not particularly informative (I know, roll your eyes, my titles aren’t always so informative, so what’s the difference now…) but the reality of it is, we have so much more than just a name. I’ve been working behind the scenes for a couple weeks now (as have Mari and Nancy) to recruit more women to join our team. On tonight’s phone call, there were 7 women. That’s half (more or less) of the 15 that we wanted to recruit to our team. It’s very exciting.
One of the things that Mari, Nancy and I had been struggling with was coming up with a name for our team, we had sent emails to all our creative people and we had a massive list of possible names, but nothing fit quite right. I was very excited when on this phone call Mari announced that we’d be partnering with Diabetes Sisters and thus we’d be the Diabetes Sisters Triathlon Team. It fit perfectly because we are a team of women with diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2). We now have a name.
We set some goals for the coming week for what each of us would be doing in terms of training. I’m going on vacation, but I’ll be doing a fair amount of training in all three areas (swim, bike, run). I’m excited.
It’s very exciting. We’re still looking for women that want to join us. Women that have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. Women who have a desire to participate in a triathlon and who already have experience in one of the three sports (swimming, cycling, running). We’re going to complete a Half Ironman distance Triathlon in September 2009. If you are new to triathlon, a Half Ironman, also known as a 70.3 Ironman, is a 1.2 mile swim followed by a 56 mile bike followed by a 13.1 mile run. (70.3 is the total mileage completed).
If this is something that you’d be interested in, we’d love to have you join us. Please feel free to contact me.