Monday, January 31, 2011

A Chance For a Sponsor

If any of y'all follow me on Twitter (el_slice) or Facebook, you are well aware that I am in a competition right now to get a sponsorship for triathlon.  So for everyone else, here's a quick rundown of what is going on.

A company called TRX Suspension Training is holding a competition right now to give out sponsorships.  To win, you have to make a 30 second video explaining your goal for the year and how TRX will help you achieve that goal.  Then post it on youtube and the videos with the 5 most views at the end of February win!  I decided to do something a little different than a boring ol "my goal is blah blah blah and TRX will help me blah blah blah."  So my brothers, Nolan and Payton, my buddy Josh, and I made a video titled The Adventures of Kona Man.

As of Friday I had made it up to number 3 in the contest!  But apparently these other people have less to do on the weekends then me and all of my friends, so as of this morning I am down to number 7.  But! I am still only 89 views back of 4th place.  So I'm not all that far out of the money. 

You can find my video here:

If you like it (or even if you don't), please keep watching it every day and email and facebook it to everyone!

Also, I think it would help tremendously if I could get someone or some company to post it on their website, so let me know if you have any suggestions for me!


Monday, January 17, 2011

I will be an Ironman

This is my first attempt at writing a blog.  I don't usually read other blogs when they are too long, so I'm going to try to keep all of my posts fairly short.  I thought that in my shameless quest for sponsorship, a blog might help out my case.  Especially if somebody other than Robert Lightfoot reads it (and as bored as he gets at work, it will take some convincing to get even him to read this.).

I am currently in the 3rd week of a 20 week training program leading up to Ironman Texas on May 21.  To avoid burn out, I took 10 weeks off at the end of last season, and now I'm paying for it.  The workouts so far have just about all been painful.  But, so far it has been fun. 

I did a lot of races last year and had only average results.  This year, I am going to do fewer races and I have some big goals for them.  My goals are to:

Podium overall in a race

Run a sub 11 hour Ironman in Texas

Run a sub 4:30 half Ironman

These are some lofty goals, I know.  But, if you're not hammering, why race?