Can you see my name? It's right there.
Talk about a great first full day in Kona!
1000 yard swim at the Pier with Gloria. Thanks Triathlete Mag for the great pic!
I can't tell you how happy I was yesterday to get my bike from Tri bike transport.
And then so super excited to ride it today on the Queen K hwy!
After a 1:45 bike with a few intervals, I did a nice 1 mile shake-out run along Alii drive (from our condo). Then it was time to pick up my packet and officially be a 2013 Ironman World Championship participant.
Oh and I got to meet a group of strong women before my bike ride. Talk about inspiration!
The energy is really contagious here in Kona. It's like an outdoor gym here with no shortage of human bodies moving all day long. It's really hard to not be motivated to use your body while in Kona and I feel that this great energy should not be isolated to just here in Kona.
I recognize that my body is pretty exceptional for it doesn't have to allow me to train for a 140.6 mile race.
It's very cool that I can share this experience with 1500+ other athletes who also love to use their body to cross a finishing line.
It takes a lot of training, hard work, commitment, dedication, money and time to prepare the body for the Ironman. What's great about Kona week is that you don't have to be an Ironman athlete to be someone special.
The special part is that every individual here is motivated by a body in motion. You see someone running and you all of a sudden have energy to run. There are no excuses as to "I am too tired or too slow" but instead, it's the desire to fit in...but in a good way.
There are no rules as to what body size you have to be, what pace you swim, bike and run or if you have ever even stepped foot on a starting line.
There actually is no requirement that you have to workout on this island during Kona week but it's really hard to be in this beautiful place and not want to explore your surroundings on foot (or bike or in the beautiful blue ocean sea).
Realizing that many people will be watching the Ironman World Championship on Saturday from a computer screen, in your own home (or Kona party), I reached out to a few of my favorite companies so that you would be part of the Ironman World Championship vibe. As you know, I use my social media outlets to provide inspiration, motivation and education. I have never done a product give-away as I want me followers to support Trimarni Coaching and Nutrition, LLC because of my philosophy and not because of items I can give away for free.
I am really excited that Hammer Nutrition, Oakley Women, 110% Play Harder and Brooks Running were all excited to get involved with the Ironman World Championship and to help my followers connect with one another and to some of my favorite companies.
1) You must enter the contest within the allotted time frame.
2) It's highly encouraged that you follow the company on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram (if you do not have a personal account to all that is fine)
3) You must follow me on Facebook (Trimarni Coaching and Nutrition), Twitter (@trimarnicoach) and instagram (Trimarni).
4) Use the correct hashtags so I can view your entry.
5) The winners will be announced next week and your gifts will be shipped to your personal address (I will provide contact info for each company for you to provide your mailing address and to provide details for sizing, etc.)
6) There will only be one winner for each contest but you can enter all four contests (one entry per company per person).
7) The contest will run only on Instagram and Twitter (you do not have to enter both, just be sure you use the correct hashtags for each company)
8) Share the contest (and your entry) with others in order to inspire other fitness enthusiasts and athletes.
Contest: "What's your favorite way to refuel after a workout"
Contest timeline: 10/12-10/13
Hashtag: #Hammernutrition #fuelingforkonaHammer #Trimarnikona
Follow: Hammer Nutrition
Description: Show me a picture of your favorite way to refuel after your Saturday or Sunday workout. Provide a description of your yummy eats and optional, include a your workout for the day.
Prize: New customer package: including a few most popular products, a few of my favorite products, a t-shirt, literature on Hammer and what they offer and a few water bottles. I have been a long-time Hammer Nutrition user.
Contest: "What are you doing to stay active or to push your body during Ironman World Championship week/day"
Contest timeline: 10/10-10/12
Hashtag: #GoMarni #Madeformore #Trimarnikona #oakleywomen
Follow: Oakley Women
Description: Show me a picture of you using your body for your workout for the day. Optional, describe your workout, how the Ironman inspires you or why you are motivated to workout?
Prize: Oakley Women Commit SQ
(my favorite pair of sunglasses for training/racing. I will be wearing my white commit's on Kona race day)
Contest: "How did the Ironman World Championship inspire you?"
Contest timeline: 10/13
Hashtag: #playharder #goflatout #uprkona13 #trimarnikona
Description: Show me a picture of how you were inspired by the Ironman World Championship. There are many options for this contest: quote, favorite workout, photo of your upcoming race/event, how you plan on changing your lifestyle/habits, etc.
Prize: A pair of Flat out
compression socks and a 110% Visor (I will be wearing my Kona visor on race day)
Contest: "Where do your feet take you?
Contest timeline: 10/12-10/13
Hashtag: #brooksrunning #runhappykona #Trimarnikona #runhappy
Follow: Brooks Running
Description: Show me a picture of where your feet took you this weekend. Did you do a workout, did you travel, did you go somewhere exciting with friends/family/pets. I want to see your feet/shoes/sandals in the picture so be creative.
Prize: Any pair of Brooks Running shoes (I will be wearing my Brooks Launch on Kona race day).
Any questions, send me an email Trimarnicoaching@gmail.com