I have partnered with ROKA many times during my tenure as a triathlete. They were one of our first team sponsors and offered hefty discounts to team members on wetsuits and other apparel. Recently, they’ve been focusing on eyewear. I had the opportunity to review the process a couple of years back. Those glasses appear on the cover of my new book From Couch Potato to Endurance Athlete.
In addition to that, I toured their facility and wrote this blog piece.
Recently, I approached them to see if they would be interested in sponsoring my Austin, Texas book tour. ROKA is located in Austin and I thought it would be the perfect fit. They agreed and I was thrilled.
About From Couch Potato to Endurance Athlete
For those who have ever thought they were too old or too unfit to compete in a triathlon, From Couch Potato to Endurance Athlete will prove that it is never too late to compete! This is a story about overcoming life’s obstacles-from injury and business trouble to grief and loss and everything in between.
I was a 48-year-old working mother who once upon a time had practically failed high school gym class. I was working 60-plus hours a week, running a small business. My focus was on others-her children, her aging parents, and her staff. In the meantime, her weight kept increasing, and she was unhappy with the way her life was going. She needed a change. To turn things around, she joined a gym for the first time in her life.
This book will take the reader on my decade-long journey as I train for and run my first 5K, swims the aqua-blue waters of the Caribbean, cycle a hilly course in Milwaukee, learn how to run-walk her way through the New York City Marathon, and compete in her first triathlon in Sanibel, Florida.
The reader will be right with me as I narrate each experience-even a 5-mile swim in the murky waters of Long Island. I hope my story will move, motivate, and inspire you.
On the cover of the book, I wear a pair of ROKA sunglasses.
In Austin, Texas, I will be giving a presentation at BookWoman, 5501 N Lamar Blvd A-105 in Austin. There, I will give a presentation about the book, read a chapter, and will give out giveaways and bookmarks.