3.03.2012

Lazyman Ironman Triathlon ...and a giveaway?!


So it happens to the best of us.  We think to ourselves, I’m going to run a 10k!  I’m going to sign up for that triathlon.  I’m going to train for that marathon!

….but what really happens?

Well for some of us it might actually happen.  But for a lot of us life takes hold and we are just too busy!  Some goals are just beyond our reach and a year passes and we look back and think, where did the time go? How did I miss so much?

It’s time we take hold of our lives!  While we may never have the time to train for and run in a marathon…it is never too late to get fit and healthy!

So I decided, I would put something together for all of us to participate in! 
No matter how busy! 
It's a great way to get fit and be active!  And the best part is you can do it at your own pace and fit it into your own schedule!  
I've adopted the rules from the YMCA's Lazyman Triathlon rules.  We have about 42 days, from (edit: dates changed) March 12 -April 22 to swim, bike, and run just like a real triathlon! 
I hear this is also great training for a 5k or 10k! ;)

So...the rules are as follows:
Swim 2.4 miles or water exercise (2 hours = 1 mile) 
Bike 112 miles or Elliptical 112 miles or 
Group Cycling Class (45 min = 8 miles or 30 min = 6 miles)
Run or walk 26.2 miles or attend a 60 min step/cardio or 
kickboxing/bootcamp class (1 class = 3 miles)

Most gyms have classes that are acceptable for the triathlon if you decide 
not to run, bike or swim.  
Just get in there and get active!  

Hopefully you will all be able to participate and let all your friends know so that they can participate as well!

Everyone that participates in the triathlon will be entered for a chance to win a free t-shirt!
There will be five winners.
In order to make sure you are entered for the giveaway you will have to email me with your name, phone number, t-shirt size and a physical address where I can send the shirt. 
(edit: I will get the physical address at the end from the winners only)
And once a week you will need to email me your progress for that week.
You can email me at hollystumbles@gmail.com if you want to make sure you're on the list for the giveaway.
(the winners will be announced on April 16 at the end of the triathlon)

So let's go!  Let's get fit in spite of our schedules! You'll never feel better!

1 comment:

Julia said...

Okay... I can take part of the challenge~
I dont have access to a pool... but I can move my arms around in the shower~ does that count?
Okay but seriously, I can do the walking(I can't run)and I can do the biking. I actually really like it. luckily Court is letting me use her bike for awhile.
And for kickboxing~ I only kickbox Chad! LOL remember that... HILARIOUS!!
But I will commit to do the walking and biking.