What do 60 and 186 have in common?
They’re the number of days left till our Title 9k Boulder and Title 9k Bay Area!
With 60 days left till our 12th annual Mother’s Day Title 9k race down at the reservoir in Colorado, there is still plenty of time to register and join in on the fun! If the Boulder race is too soon, there’s over three times as many days left till the 5th annual Bay Area Title 9k, which means there is plenty of time to prepare, whether it’s your first-ever event or you’re gunning for a personal best.
Have you seen course pictures from past T9ks? Or pictures from the photobooth we set up at the expo to ensure everyone gets a chance to be on the cover of a Title Nine catalog? Plus, who doesn’t love Luna Bars, one of our favorite, long time expo and goodie vendors?
Check out this race recap from Life Laugh Eat Run, or this one from CompulsiveRunner. Scrinina feels the T9k is more than ‘just’ a race, and while Run With Chocolate needed to give herself a little pep talk to get herself going, she crossed the finish with flying colors!
Still need convincing? Maybe this video will help.
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Whatever your pace, there’s a place for you at the Title 9k. Won’t you join us? We hope so!
See you out there!
It’s no secret that here at Title Nine we believe in working hard and playing even harder. Every winter, the company challenge for the coming year is announced. We’ve tackled century rides, a Ragnar Relay, a Vineman Sprint Triathlon, and last year took on Tough Mudder.
This year, we decided it was time to do something different, really different: we built an event for T9ers, by T9ers, to take on teams of – you guessed it – more T9ers.
And thus, in September 2013, the first ever T9 Challenge was born.
And now, as the dust settles, we can say that it was a great success!
T9 Challenge course map – click to enlarge
QUICK T9 CHALLENGE STATS
Event Location: Lake Chabot
Start time: 9:07am
Elevation gain: 1,500 ft
Teams of 4: 9
Teams of 3: 1
Teams of 2: 7
Total challengers: 56
Total volunteers: 57
Miles biked: 396
Miles run: 210
Waaaambulances called: 0
I don’t know how or when my daughter will find out that for nine years I struggled with an eating disorder, but at some point it will happen. When it does I’d like to find the right words. The words that will let her know that she is perfectly beautiful as she is. Words that encourage her to be strong when pushed and swayed by the opinion of others. Words that are honest about the dark struggle of addiction. Words that let her know that she doesn’t have to walk the same path.
Preparing to join Mom at track practice.
Perhaps it’s every mother’s dilemma: how can I raise a confident and strong young woman who doesn’t make the same mistakes I did. Is that possible? Or is it even the right desire?
I want to protect my daughter from making the same mistakes I did. I want to keep her safe, yes in the literal sense from physical harm, more accurately I want to protect her from emotional difficulty. I want to keep her safe from struggle. However, safe doesn’t jive with strong or confident or resilient. One doesn’t become these things by playing it safe, in fact strength is built from resistance…strength is a result of struggle.