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It's that time of year again! I am doing Super Bowl Squares for my 2022 fundraising goals!  Whether you are cheering for the Ram or Bengals (or just watching for the commercials), you can WIN BIG!   $20/Square Win $200 for the first 3 quarter's scores Win $400 for the end of game score To participate:  1. Head to https://www.footballsquaresonline.com/game/624059 (password is Erin) and select your squares.  2.  Send payment to either Venmo: @Erin-Byrge or PayPal: ebyrge@gmail.com (send to friends and family so we don't get charged a fee.)

Push to Halfway!

I am $550 away from the halfway point of my fundraising! I would LOVE to get there by the end of January!! Do I have 25 friends that can donate $22 by the end of the month? The next 25 people to donate $22 (or more) will be entered to win an Amazon Gift Card if we get there by the end of the month! Donate at https://ironmanfoundation.donordrive.com/participant/Erin-Byrge  

Friday Fundraising Update: Week 9

  Weeks 9 Update: Online Donations: $811 Norwex Fundraiser: $300 (Thank you Amy Douville ) Overall Total:  $6950 January Goal: $6000 (Achieved) Now $7500 - halfway!! Fundraising Events (mark your calendars): February Shopping Fundraiser  -  Feb 7-12:  Zyia Shopping Stay Tuned for information Superbowl Squares  - See my post on  Facebook  to get in on squares!  It's $20/square and prizes are $200/qtr for the first 3 quarters and $400 for the end of the game. 59 Squares Remaining Cape Fear Indoor Triathlon  -  February 12, 2022  If you are in the Cape Fear area (or within driving distance) please consider registering for this FUN EVENT FOR ALL LEVELS OF ATHLETES! You can register at  https://capefearindoortriathlon.itsyourrace.com/ How you can help: Participate in the events above and encourage your friends and family to participate as well! I will be doing online raffles starting in March 2022. Donations of prizes are greatly appreciated. If you can donate items, I will gladly put a
This week's training sessions were a bit of a rollercoaster.  The weather was all over the place.  My mindset was all over the place.  With a meltdown in the middle of my 10-mile run on Saturday and then feeling like a rockstar running up the bridge on Tuesday, I was reminded that it is commitment (not motivation) that gets us through the training volume we need to do what we do. Training Totals Jan 12-Jan18: Swim: 6,496 yds Bike: 67.4 miles Run: 18.3 miles  Strength/Mobility: 2.5 hours Upcoming Races: Jan 23: Southern Ultra Relay Feb 5: Sledgehammer Half Marathon Beach Run (What was I thinking?!?!) Feb 12: Cheering on all the participants of  The Cape Fear Indoor Triathlon Feb 26: Wilmington Half Marathon Mar 20: Ironman 70.3 Puerto Rico

Friday Fundraising Update: Week 8

  Weeks 4-8 Update: Cape Fear Indoor Triathlon Sponsorships - $2350 Overall Total:  $5839 January Goal: $6000  Fundraising Events (mark your calendars): January Shopping Fundraiser -  Jan 9-16:  Norwex Shopping Shop Here  before the end of the day on January 16th! February Shopping Fundraiser - Feb 7-12: Zyia Shopping  Superbowl Squares - See my post on Facebook  to get in on squares!  It's $20/square and prizes are $200/qtr for the first 3 quarters and $400 for the end of the game. Cape Fear Indoor Triathlon -  February 12, 2022  If you are in the Cape Fear area (or within driving distance) please consider registering for this FUN EVENT FOR ALL LEVELS OF ATHLETES!  How you can help: Participate in the events above and encourage your friends and family to participate as well! I will be doing online raffles in 2022. Donations of prizes are greatly appreciated. If you can donate items, I will gladly put a logo and a link on the advertisements for the raffle.  Donate Funds:   htt

Tuesday Training Update

  Training is in full effect with a C race (Southern Ultra Relay) and 2 A Races within striking distance after that.  Coach Sami has upped the bike mileage with a 50 miler on Sunday with the Salty Turtle Beer Company Bicycle Club and strength sessions on the trainer on both Friday and Tuesday.  I like bike training, it makes me feel strong!   Running is going better than it has in years.  I am finally consistent and what a difference that has made.  Silly that it took me 8 years in the sport to learn that periodization does not mean full out or not at all ;-)   Ok ok, maybe I *knew* that - but I really did not want it to be true... it is so true!  I am actually even liking running and may have had a moment of a runner's high during one of my push miles on Saturday. Swimming is my happy place.  I even learned 2 new drills this week! Training Totals Jan 5-Jan11: Swim: 5151 yds Bike: 83.4 miles Run: 18.5 miles (+4 more tonight) Strength/Mobility: 2.5 hours Upcoming Races: Jan 22: Sout

Prepare for the Indoor Triathlon! Guest Author: Coach Trent Hayden

Hello Triathletes and soon-to-be Triathletes! My name is Coach Trent and I’m here to help you begin the journey we call triathlon.  Triathlon is swimming, biking, and running, and is also so much more.  It’s about community, having fun, being healthy, and stepping outside our comfort zone.  So you’ve decided to sign up for The Cape Fear Indoor Triathlon , now what?  Below is a beginner indoor triathlon training plan.  Follow this plan and you’re sure to find success on February 12th!  Remember, triathlon is more fun the more friends you have doing it with you, so get out there and get the whole family involved! Run:  In the training plan runs are grey.  We will be using three efforts to gauge how easy or hard we should be running.  Now, we are all “special snowflakes” so no two of us will be going the exact same pace during a workout.  My hard effort might be your easy effort etc.  So it’s important to determine your perceived effort for each interval.  The best way to think about th

Clean it Forward: Shop for a Cause!

From now until January 16th, you can Shop Norwex for a Cause at  http://amydouville.norwex.biz/en_US/customer/party/6078029  and 35% of your order will be donated!   You can also join the FB group for information on Norwex and their newest catalog that was released on January 1st.  Join the fun at https://www.facebook.com/groups/592066888778834  I loved this blog post from: https://www.norwexmovement.com/mission-related-resolutions/ Most people make New Year’s resolutions with the best of intentions. But studies show one-third of resolutioners don’t make it past the end of January. Often, goals are too vague or lack a realistic action plan. To be successful, resolutions should not only be doable, but meaningful, too. Living a more sustainable lifestyle has a multitude of benefits, from improving quality of life to protecting our ecosystems and preserving natural resources. And because an enviro-friendly lifestyle revolves around reusable products, you’ll save money at the same time. Ju