A Race to the Finish – 7.11.15


As I’ve mentioned in the past, for the Naperville Tri I have a couple of things planned to make sure all of those who have helped me along the way get recognized. I’ve been waiting on a logo so I can get my Zoot suit properly printed, and I received that yesterday.

So I’m now waiting on an answer from Kiwami on how quickly this can get turned around. I know they do lightning fast work, just not sure if there’s enough time. I really want it back in my hands by 7/21 so I get practice in in it. You don’t want to be making changes on race day (or too close to it).

If they can’t, I’ll look for other options. But I’m really hoping that Kiwami can get this done for me. 🙂

I will share the full layout(s) a day or two before the race once everything’s properly in place.

Another Thank You to my sponsors – 7.3.15


I am extremely grateful to everyone who has helped me to this point, and continues to help me, with this journey. Several of them have surprised me with needed gear out of the blue. Today was another example of that, as one of them gave me a Camelback. This was something that I still needed for the bike, as there’s no possible way for me to reach down to a wire cage.

I am working on a way to make sure that all of them to this point get visibility on race day.

Blindsided…. by sponsors!


There have been a lot of people who have helped me since I started this journey. I wouldn’t be where I am without their help and support. Some have even helped me through sponsorships — but I always knew about that going in.

However, yesterday, I was blind sided by the generosity of two sponsors. I won’t drop names right now, BUT I will say that when the Tri kit happens in 2016, you WILL see their logos on it as my way of showing gratitude for their support. If either of them would like to publicly raise their hand, I’m happy to approve the comments.

So at the end of yesterday, I had a pair of running shoes and a wet suit. Both of which I need as I continue to push forward. THANK YOU so much to both of these generous sponsors!