Twitter. It’s all the rage. We’re hearing about it just about every day now – talk shows, news, and of course, all over the internet. It’s the big buzz.
I started my Twitter account many months ago, but I’m still learning how to use it. I’ve started “following” (because that’s what you do, people aren’t your friends on Twitter, they’re your followers) a few triathlon-related people and/or companies. I check in every few days to see what new posts are up and catch up on the latest triathlon talk.
One day, I saw a “Tweet” (that’s a status update) that the Des Moines Register was giving away 10 free entries to the Hy-Vee Triathlon. You just had to be willing to blog about your training up to the race and submit an article explaining WHY you want to participate in the event. Considering as I already blog about my training and Hy-Vee is a top-notch event that is on my “races that must be done” list, I figured I’d give it a shot. Two weeks later, I received an email that I have been accepted on to the “Des Moines Register Triathlon Team” and qualify for a free entry to this year’s race!
This link here will take you to last year’s team. I’m not sure how soon the profiles and blogs for this year’s team will be posted, but I’m guessing it will be within the next couple of weeks. The content on that blog will be dedicated solely to my training for that race. I’ll add a link to it when it’s active in case you’d like to follow that also.
Anyone want to go to Iowa in June??