Pink Chase

Wow the Pink Chase was a blast. Michelle, Amy and I totally ripped it up out there. You all helped us raise almost $1,500 for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Pre Costumes (before we went undercover):
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And Undercover bunnies:
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The costumes were a huge hit and nearly everyone we made eye contact with throughout the day said something to us about bunnies, or boobies, or both. We were like the Pink Chase spokesmodels, people were eating it up. I think all of our cheeks are sore from smiling.

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We were totally stoked that our ears held up the entire day. I had sewed wire into them and duct taped them onto our helmets. Without the ears…I just can’t say what would have happened.

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Of course we triathlete/ski bunnies were out to win it. But when we saw that some teams had raised in the $3,000-$5,000 range we knew that if they planned to ski hard, and dressed up reasonably well, we might get beat. Its always going to go to those who bring in the loot.

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We gave it our all and we skied our tails off. We literally skied as fast as we knew how the entire day. We gave Michelle one potty break, but other than that it was eating lunch and snacks (Ritter Sport Chocolate) on the lift (thanks AMY for pizza) and bombing down the runs. The skis that Amy scored for us (the K2 Burnin’ Luv) were awesome (check out Powder7.com). They were so fast, and we felt very matchy matchy.

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We covered 44,890 vertical feet. We missed one “hot chocolate” checkpoint worth 1,000 vertical. We actually went there, but they told us they were out of coco and didn’t give us a sticker. If we had that sticker, we would have won the most vertical for the day, we lost it by less than 200 vertical feet). Not bad for a bunch of tri geeks.

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Our costumes however, they were unbeatable and we were awarded the grand prize in that category. Too bad the prize is manicures, and well, we’re triathletes. Do you know how long a manicure lasts when you swim every day? About 1 day.

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However, we can’t thank Smith Optics enough. They hooked us up with helmets and goggles, both of which were fantastico (the Anthem Goggles and the Intrigue Helmets)!

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We had a blast ripping it up. I think that we were one of the best teams out there, but we were edged out by the notorious and Vail residing “Snow Angles”. However, we swapped cameras with them for one lift, and let’s just say, they will remember the Bunnies for Boobies team for a long time. They will probably also never swap cameras with someone again!

Thanks to Tyler who came out and skied with us for two runs, we have a video of our day! THANK YOU TYLER!

Pink Chase Ski Race from sonjawieck on Vimeo.

Many thanks to all of you who donated to our cause. We tried so hard to win for you all. We had the best costumes, we pretty much skied more vertical than everyone out there, and we came armed with the donations you provided. We are eternally happy for the experience, and on behalf of the entire team we wish we could have brought home the grand prize for you all.

Guest Blogging for Amy!

Today is an exciting day! After the Race for the Cure this weekend Amber from Mile High Mamas asked if I would write a guest blog post for Breast Cancer awareness month. I wrote it up and today my post is on the front page of Mile High Mamas. Read the full story here.

Please give it a read, and maybe a comment, if you so choose. I feel very thankful that I was given this platform to spread Amy’s story, and thus increase her “sphere of love and support”.

Race for the Cure was a huge success, with Team Amy’s Chemo Sabes raising more than $8,000 and walking with 87 Amy supporters. Amy herself was out in full Amy glamor, pushing Ty, with a huge smile on her face.

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I also was lucky to win the overall woman in the Race for the Cure 5K…in all my baldness. The highlight was that 9news interviewed me and I got to tell Amy’s story to the greater Denver area. We are working on trying to get 9news to upload the footage, so Amy can actually see it. Cross your fingers on that one.

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And, next on tap. What does epic skiing & breast cancer research have to do with each other? It’s called the Pink Chase Fundraiser and my two favorite stud triathlete/skier girlfriends and I are teaming up together for a day of epic proportions. On Dec 12th, teams of 3 women will compete against each other by trying to ski the most vertical feet, raise the most money, and have the best costumes, all for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. You can count on Pro triathlete and ski shop owner Amy D, skiing before she could walk and top 20 in the world triathlete PIC, and me to bring our A game! We need a name…help!

(Donation page will be posted when we sign up…after we come up with a NAME!!!)

Read the guest blog at Mile High Mamas here.