We had the good fortune to attend two fantastic events this weekend. The first was the GOTRIbal® conference and retreat on Saturday, and the second was the U.S. Women’s triathlon at Mission Bay on Sunday.
Soas was overwhelmed with positive feedback and good vibes on our kits. We loved getting to meet everyone!
At the GOTRIbal® event, we got to interact with women who were there to learn about the finer points of the triathlon such as transitions, bike fit and run technique. At the women's race, we got to see many of them put what they learned to the test (which they passed with flying colors).
In a way, the events served as bookends. On Saturday the women were inquisitive and full of pent up energy. On Sunday, they got to unleash!
If you’ve thought about doing a triathlon but haven’t yet, I encourage you to go to one and see the face of someone toward the end of the race and just after they’re crossed the finish line. In a matter of seconds, their expression goes from one of extreme effort as they dig deep, to elation as they cross the line and realize what they’ve accomplished, to an almost childlike giddiness as they recap the nuances of the day with friends!
It’s truly amazing.
And if you are a newbie or veteran looking for resources on getting better at the sport, you simply HAVE to check out gotribalnow.com! It is an amazing collection of women, inspiration and knowledge - all focused on triathlon. And as a shameless plug, check out the GOTRIbal® Collection - the new kits are available for pre-order!
Steph & Michael at the Soas booth at the GOTRIbal® event