Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Aussie Giveaway - Tryingatri's first.

Did you miss me? This has probably been the longest I have gone without writing a post. I don't really know why, other than I got caught up doing a million and one other things. I totally missed Monday's training session altogether as the weather was just ridiculous and I used it as a rest day and nursing my other child who had tonsillitis. But, I am now pleased to say that there is no-one left in my house who is sick and I finally got a child free day today and took full advantage of it and went for a 2 hour ride and a 15min run off the bike. I can't even begin to explain how good it felt to just get out and ride or do anything for that matter without thinking about how quickly I had to get back to give meds or come to terms with the fact that I was to have another day of no training.

SO whilst I was out riding doing my "Thaing", I was thinking about all the wonderful emails I had received in the last 48hrs or so. Some had to do with saying thanks for my photos that I took at the Nepean Triathlon, others had to do with more writing opportunities in regards to getting our club recognised, and another had to do with interest in regards to our Aquabike event - the first ever Aquabike event held here in Australia by Panthers Tri Club.

This email was definately something to write home about. You see, this email came from a lady in South Australia enquiring about Aquabiking. How exciting is that!!!! I was so intrigued about how she had heard from another state about our Aquabike event. So I emailed her and she has replied that she found out through Google Australia after typing in "Aquabike Australia". I can't even begin to explain the enormity of it all. This could, if all goes well - fingers crossed - Nationwide. I will keep you all updated in it's progress.

So now onto Tryingatri's first ever giveaway. Are you excited????? I am. I wanted this giveaway to be totally Tri related but it seems going "Aussie" is how it has panned out. It has a little bit of everything. So I hope you like. I will quickly explain each little prize and it's significance.

  • 2 sets of earrings by Kurtaiky. My daughter made these in Aussie colours. I love them, not only cause they are made by my Taillah, but because they are just cool.
  • Aussie swim cap - so everytime you wear it, you are reminded of ME.
  • Panthers Cycle Drink Bottle - because these guys rock. I love my local bike shop guys. They are always helping me out - no matter what. Dave said to say "there's a message in the bottle"
  • x 2 Panthers Cycles stickers.
  • Australia headband. So when your sweatin', it'll be the Aussie band that wipes your brow.
  • Australian towel. Every Triathlete needs a towel, this one will definately stand out in the crowd.
  • x2 "Hands off my bag" tags. Make sure no-one touches your precious Tri goodies.
  • Paw Paw ointment. I swear by this stuff for dry lips, boils, scratches - and i am thinking it would help in the chaffed nipples dept for you blokes.
  • Aussie thongs in a Size 8. No Aussie is complete without a pair of thongs.
  • Penrith Valley Nepean Triathlon Swim Cap. This is my one that I wore just the Sunday gone. Think of me when you wear it.
  • A small satchet of Chamois Butt'r. I do believe this is an American brand but this Aussie Gal loves it. So, I thought I would share its wonder.
  • A little book of inspiration - whenever you feel a bit low, close your eyes and open up to any page for some guidance. I love this book.
  • Any Aussie bag to carry all your goodies in around transition.
  • Not shown (Panthers Tri Club sticker). Of course i would add something of my Tri club here. Panthers Tri Club Rocks.

So basically this is how it goes. All I need you to do is:
  1. Become a follower (if you are not already) 1pt
  2. Tweet, FaceBook yadda, yadda, yadda (let me know here) 1pt for each
  3. Pass this giveaway on in a post on your blog (let me know) 1pt
That's it. Entries close my 26th November at 6pm and the winner will be drawn my Sunday the 28th 6pm. Goodluck


  1. We call em flip flops. Thongs are something altogether different. Good to know if you ever visit North America.

    Cool Prize Pack. I am so there. I'll post something later today.

    Don't forget mine. You were my inspiration.

  2. Done

    A blog post dedicated to Barbi. Actually there are 4 things, but you are number 1.

    Check it out, and don't forget my giveaway!

  3. Oh WOW!
    That is QUITE a haul!!!!
    Well....I definitely am a follower.
    You have me hooked and inspire me daily.
    Heck...my sister and I are even thinking of flying over to meet you and do a team tri together:)))))

  4. There...I tweeted on you:))))

  5. Flatout Jim: Yes, I believe a thong is a G-string yeah???? :) Thanks for trying our for the giveaway. I have joined yours too :)

    Dawn: Thankyou so much and likewise you inspire me. Is that for real? Really, coming to Australia? OMG, how awesome.

  6. Awesome giveaway--I would love it! Australia is my second favorite country these days (and a close second favorite!) Are you sure you want to ship to the U.S.?

  7. Eoin: Awesome. Thanks and Goodluck.

    misszippy: Thankyou and I most definately would ship it to the States if you won. Goodluck and fingers crossed.

  8. I posted this on my blog!...but I can't find you on FB yet.

  9. Now I want to do a giveaway just for Aussies!

  10. I follow!! :)

    And I'm married to a NZealander [shhhhh don't tell]. ;)

  11. Awesome giveaway! I am a follower! :)

  12. EM...Keep that to yo'self!

    And Barbie...after some work on both of our parts...you are now followed on Facebook.

    Tim Tam's Fo' Life!

  13. I will post...bada bing...that's 2

  14. Awesome, love the loot. I'm a follower!

  15. I'm a follower (now). I've always wanted to go to Australia... unfortunately this might be the closest I get. Great loot though!

  16. Quinton: Good thing. :)

    Kovas: Goodluck. I look forward to seeing what that giveaway holds.

    Emz: Hahahah,your secrets safe ;) Goodluck.

    Aimee: Goodluck. Thanks.

    One Crazy Penguin: Thanks for following. Goodluck. :)

    Shawn: Awesome work. Fingers crossed. Goodluck :)

    ShutupandRun: Thanks for following and goodluck :)

    Laurie: So happy to have you as a follower. Goodluck on your entry. Hopefully one day you get to visit this beautiful country.

  17. What a a terrific giveaway! I am a GFC Follower (GD Blogger). I hope you would ship to the US (I think you said above in another comment that you would) -- my sister is a triathlete in Miami and she would love all of this! I am just a triathlete in my heart, because while I am a good swimmer, I am a horrible runner and cyclist.

    gdblogger1 at gmail dot com

  18. I also tweeted:

    gdblogger1 at gmail dot com

  19. Gillian: Happy to have you on board.Make sure you become a follower of blog - I wouldn't want you to miss out.

  20. follower, tweeted, facebook. Kinda bummed on the lack of vegemite, though.

  21. Patrick: Don't be bummed, wasn't sure the about the Customs Requirements. SO didn't want to promise something and not be able to fulfill.

  22. I follow. Glad I found your blog as Aussie-land is near and dear to my heart.

  23. I'm a new follower. A sprint tri is my goal for next year so I think I'll learn quite a bit from reading your blog!

  24. Laura: So glad to see you here. Goodluck and fingers crossed. Have you visited Aus?

    Tracy: Thanks for joining me on my journey and goodluck with the giveaway. Also goodluck on achieving your goal.

    Luke: Happy to have you on board. Goodluck.

  25. Im a new follower-I look forward to reading all your adventures :) Love this giveaway!!

  26. valen: I really wanted to make it a good one for Xmas :)

    JenniferLeah: So glad to have you on board. Look forward to reading your comments and keeping in touch. Goodluck

  27. Wow! What a great idea and a fab giveaway!

    I follow!

  28. I found you through Q! Great blog!

    Posted your giveaway on my blog!

  29. What an aussome ;) giveaway! (yes, I'm a total dork)

    I'm a follower :)

  30. Heather: SO glad you stopped by and are following me on my journey. Goodluck.

    Trish: Love it. Thankyou so much for popping in and saying Hi. Goodluck on the Giveaway.

  31. How nice! My American boyfriend has good memories of Australia so I am entering for him :) I have tweeted about it http://twitter.com/#!/thifasblog/status/7561195431133184

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