Saturday, March 29, 2008

Gratitude

Wow, just got into NJ not long ago and saw the official news that I got enough votes to be one of the top-3 who will be interviewed Monday night (3/31) for a slot on Team Evotri. The other two fine triathletes who also made it are TriSaraTops (from OH) and TriBoomer (from TX).

But what I'm mostly thinking about right now is not the interview but rather the incredible support I've received from so many people the past couple weeks. As some of you may recall, I was not sure I should even enter. I mean, who am I to think thousands of people will vote for me? All I thought I had at the time was an exciting idea for giving back to the endurance sports community, one that I thought I needed the visibility of being on Team Evotri to be able to launch.

But I was wrong. I have some amazing family members, friends and acquaintances, many of whom I've never met in person, who know how to pull strings and get people to vote. And they did, especially the past few days. I now also think I have enough visibility to launch the project regardless, which in many ways would be the least I could do having had so many people back me.

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who voted for me and even those who didn't who put up with my spam without so much as a peep. I'm truly honored to have made it this far and grateful to have connected and reconnected with people from the present and my past, and gotten to know many others through this contest. Whatever happens, there's now a fire inside of me that cannot be put out!!

24 comments:

DaveP said...

Whoo Hoo! Congrats!

MarathonChris said...

Congrats, Shirley!! You have certainly worked hard for it. It was great seeing your flyer in the WPRR race packets!!! You did a great job marketing :-)

Have a great race tomorrow!

runninggeezer262 said...

Congratulations! Just think, all of those people will be pulling for you on Sunday. Have a great run!

TriBoomer said...

Congratulations, Shirley. Best wishes to youi.

Stay tuned...

Wendy said...

Congratulations Shirley!

TJ said...

That's awesome.
Congratulations!

Donna N. said...

Shirley...I'm so happy for you!!! Seeing you at Track Shack all week, I just had a good feeling about it. We're all in your corner. GO GET 'EM!!

Sunshine said...

A million congratulations!!

TriSaraTops said...

Congratulations! Best of luck in your interview! :)

Tri to Be Funny said...

All 3 of you are very well-deserving of the team slot! There's so much passion in this community!

Road Warrior said...

This is just your good karma, pure and simple. Congrats!

Petraruns said...

Woohoo honey - wow - when you want to make something happen you do it! What a thing to have achieved! I am SO rooting for you tomorrow!

Calyx Meredith said...

Oh I am SO glad!! Glad that you are one of the finalists and excited to hear how fired up you are regardless of the outcome. Best, best, best of luck in the interview.

Jade Lady said...

Fantastic news! And, you're in good company. Good luck on the interview.

Nancy Toby said...

Congratulations, Shirley!!

Susan said...

Congrats, Shirley! YES YES YES!!!!

Maddy said...

You are so incredible! It it so well deserved!

Congratulations!

I hope your race went well today!

Smithposts said...

Congrats Shirley! Knock'm dead on the interview...so to speak:-)

Nikemom said...

Congrats and good luck. Your vision was way too cool and showed how much you support others. Way to go!

PLANET3RRY said...

when your famous, you just have to remember us little people.


When you need more votes, just let me know... I'll recharge my tazer.

Fe-lady said...

Congratulations...the final voting is going to be SOOOOO difficult! You are all great people! And super triathletes!

jen said...

Cool!!! Can't wait to hear the final results.

peter said...

Good luck!

Steve Stenzel said...

YEAH!!! good luck on the final leg!!