Monday, May 4, 2015

Exciting New Thing!

I know it's been a while since I last posted. I have several things to mention but first I want to mention the most exciting one!

I have been selected to be a Venus De Miles Ambassador this year! This year, the ride (and run) will be July 25, 2015 in Lake Forest, Illinois.

If you will remember, I participated in the event last year in 2014. Melanie from See Mommy Race was an ambassador last year and I used her code for a discount when I registered (she's also a fellow ambassador with me this year too!). And Derek participated as well as one of the "men in drag" support crew... and the best looking one there if you ask me!
Melanie and I at Venus De Miles 2014

My "man" and I at Venus De Miles 2014
So what does this mean for you? 

1. You can sign up using my discount code GetToGoal and receive $10 off your registration (regular registration only).

2. Not only do they still have the great cycling distances of 25 miles and 62 miles, but they added a 5k run as well. So if you are not a cyclist but would love to join me, you can do a 5k run!  I love that they have 2 distances for the bike event in case you are not a high distance cyclist...or you just want to get to the after party sooner! (Hey, that makes complete sense to me!)

3. You will get to learn more about the Greenhouse Scholars, which is the charity Venus De Miles supports!  Greenhouse Scholars helps high performing underprivileged kids go to college. I heard one young man speak at the event last year about how important Greenhouse Scholars was to him and it is moving. Your money will go to a great cause.

4. There are so many fun things associated with this race. I will have to go into it more another time, another post, BUT...the after party was amazing! So much food, beer, fun wine drinks... There were mani's and pedi's.... So. Much. Fun. Stuff. The rest areas have food. They also have anything women might need. There is sunscreen, hair ties, feminine products, lotions...the list goes on and on.

So you should all definitely join me. Sorry men, it's a ladies ride and run. There will be an opportunity for any of my male friend cyclists to apply to be a "men-in-drag" support crew but I will let you know when that opens up if my men friends are interested.

I'm riding the 62 mile ride. I hope some of you will join me for that distance but there is also the 25 mile ride available for you! Use code GetToGoal and receive $10 off!

Happy running and happy cycling. Remember to have fun and be safe!


  1. It sounds like a great time, but I don't know if I could ride that far without having to take a week off of running to recover! Oh yeah, also, I'm a a man! Congrats on the ambassadorship!

    1. Pete, it is fun. Sure you don't want to be a "man in drag" support? lol. Thanks!

  2. Anonymous5/05/2015

    Super exciting!!! Can't wait!

  3. Congrats on being an Ambassador! I was so excited about the discount, until I realized I'll be in Virginia for my family reunion that weekend! :(