Thursday, January 5, 2012

Three Things Thursday ...

Twitter - When I created my Twitter handle, I didn't want to tie the name to my blog because I so often think about going "dark" (a.k.a private). Or what if I just stop writing all together? I think it would be kind of stupid to have a handle that once matched a blog, but now doesn't. I guess I just didn't want to be tied to this blog forever. Who knows?

Anyway, a few weeks ago, I noticed that someone I follow changed their Twitter handle. No interruption of service. One tweet had the old handle and the next one was updated. Easy peasy. It got me thinking that it probably made sense for me to unite my Twitter account and Racing With Babes.

So I did. You can now tweet me HERE (@RacingWithBabes). And if you aren't following me already, you probably should.

*UPDATED* Birthday Gift - For months, I have been hounding J with emails of potential 30th birthday gift ideas. 99.5% of these emails contained links to bikes. Yesterday, he must have finally had enough, because he told me that I could pick out a new bike as my birthday gift. I wasn't quite sure that I heard him correctly or if we had the same idea of what "pick out a new bike" means.

But, he was for real and his budget gave me more wiggle room than I expected. So, I looked around for the best deals and this morning I ordered this ...


2011 Fuji Aloha 2.0

Isn't it beautiful? Plus, it was on closeout for an awesome price. I'm kind of excited right now!

Tough Chik - If you still want to join Team Tough Chik and haven't done so yet, you are running out of time. Registration is open until Saturday. Even in just the first few weeks, the 100+ members have formed a great community that I am excited to be a part of. Plus, our uniforms are wicked cute. You know you want in, just click HERE to learn more.

20 comments:

fancy nancy said...

Oooh cute bike!!! That's a great sale too! I have been hounding my hubby for a treadmill! I found one this morning for $400 off! Maybe he'll cave!

Carrie @ Maine Mom on the Run said...

Very pretty bike...jealous.

Jen Small said...

sweetwheels!!

Erica said...

Love the bike!! Go Tough chikers!!

Run with Jess said...

Yeah New Bike! Yeah Tough Chiks!

Running Ricig said...

Awesome new bike!! A very happy early birthday!

Obviously, I follow you on Twitter.

Deb said...

Very nice looking bike. When I was sending my husband hint emails about a bike, I used to send him links to 10 thousand dollar bikes. I figured it would make the real thing less of a sticker shock...

Karen said...

Squee!!!! What an awesome birthday gift - so excited for you!

Silly Girl Running said...

Okay...this does qualify as bike porn! Great deal!

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

That bike is sexy. Makes me want one of my own, almost.

Katie said...

Nice Bike! Did you get it on Bikesdirect.com? I got my hubby a nice bike there for 1/2 the price!

And I joined Team Tough Chik! Look forward to meeting you at Shamrock!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

I still don't tweet. I need to change that.

I love that you emailed J with links for ideas. That is so awesome. And score for a great deal on your bike.

Tough Chik. I think about doing such things but then remember I have a big girl job and a husband who nearly flipped when I was dumb enough to ask if he wanted to be the Megatransect with me in September. Yeah, I love the support. not.

Amanda - TooTallFritz said...

@shelly - I don't have any support at home either but keep right on going like I do....fake it, til I make it, right? For the sake, of this being the WORLD WIDE WEB I'll stop there but it isn't easy. But HELL YEAH, I'm a tough chik! They have low level "C" packages that are pretty reasonable....just in case you want to take the plunge.

TMB - Awesome bike! Congrats, Happy B-Day and Enjoy! I purchased a TREK off a year end clearance at a local trek store years ago. I really like it. Wanted a Felt but the Trek Store is about 40 min from my house and they help me with maintanence issues, etc. I'm not good with maintanence. :o(

kimert said...

nice bike!!! I know you will happily log lots of miles on that beauty. :)

Marlene said...

CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!! Woohoo!!! So glad you got yourself a tri bike. Awesome gift!

SeeAliEatSeeAliRun said...

I'm so jealous of your new ride! I want a new bike soo bad-specifically a tri bike. Enjoy!

Katie said...

NOTHING more exciting that a new bike, congratulations!

ajh said...

A new bike is beyond exciting!

Christine said...

The bike looks bad in a good way :) I'm a tough chik too!!

Jill - Striving to Stay the Course said...

How exciting!! What a sweet hubs you have! :)