Sunday, August 7, 2011

Encouragement for a Triathlon: Running

One of my best friends is training for her first triathalon.  She is training with 'Team in Training' and is competing to honor her brother, who recently won his battle with lymphoma.  You can find out more here.  

I am completely intimidated by her training schedule.  It makes me tired just to read about it.  I thought I would send her a series of cards to encourage her for each part of the triathlon.  This first card is for the 10k.  So, she will run 6.3 miles, after swimming 1.5k in the ocean and then biking 40k.  Are you tired yet?

I have an idea for the card for the biking portion of the triathlon, but am stumped for a card to encourage the ocean swim.  If you have any ideas, please let me know.

Supplies Used (All PTI unless otherwise indicated)
Stamps:  Clear Dollar Tennis set (for the running shoe), All Star Additions
Paper:  White, New Leaf, Smokey Shadow
Other:  Double Ended Banner Die, Numbers Die, SU border punch, Sizzix Sizzlets Wet Paint alphabet die

Thanks for looking


  1. Heh, cute card! Love the stamped shoes in the bg!

    Some thoughts for the swim portion:
    * A life saver (either candy or a stamped one or a paper one made with circle punches + a sentiment that's "You have our support"?
    * Best Fishes and then some little fishes + water waves?

  2. Perfect card for your friend! So cute, I love those # dies.

  3. Cute card. You are definitely a supportive friend.
    How about using the whale from Dawn's $5 set Whale Wishes for the ocean.
    there is a sentiment you might be able to use too! Sending you an ocean of love and well wishes. The whale can spit out from his blow hole the tiny hearts included in the set.

  4. What a nice person you are to send her those cards as encouragement. I thought of something with fish for the swimming portion too. Oh, that whale idea is also good. I have the fish image if you need it. Can't remember if you have that TT set.

  5. You are so sweet! What a great looking card too, looking forward to see what you come up with for the the other two.

  6. Oh, this is great, Joyce!
    As for the swim.... do you have the PTI whale stamp set?


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