I got back last night from the 2013 Team Rev3 Summit in Boulder, CO. I tell you what, after spending a weekend with these CRAZY people, I am a little sad to be home. Don’t get me wrong, I missed the boys something fierce, but we also made use of every moment we had together. I have been lacking motivation, not being someone who regularly sets New Year Resolutions, I did not give up on my goals in January like many do. This is not intended to be a knock on others, just that I know where my motivation level was, and setting a goal that early was leaving room for failure.
I flew out on Thursday and met up with a newbie, Laura aka Frayed Laces, and got a shuttle to one of the Denver locals. The ride was much longer than expected, and the people in the van probably heard comments about peeing on the bike and who knows what else. It is amazing how quickly you can open up to someone you have only ever known as an online persona.
A few of us started off the day Friday with a run at 5 AM. Let me just say the view was as good as the company, unfortunately neither could easily be captured via a photo that did it justice so our pre-run photo will have to do.
After getting cleaned up we headed to Boulder to meet up with the rest of the crew. The first morning was spent talking with some of the team sponsors (you will find out more in the future.) We also had some team building activities, the good old egg-drop. Lunar landing could have survived a much higher fall with ease!
The afternoon involved a trip to Pearl Izumi Headquarters to see the 2013 product line. It was badass! Here are just a few of the pictures snagged while there. Signed jerseys from top athletes, old advertisements, and a handful of great stories. Wait until you see some of the new gear, you will be very happy!
Friday night included some team time, food, drinks, and lots of team bonding. One thing I found is how different we are, yet how we have so much in common. If you are interested in seeing more about that night, go follow some of the Friday night/Saturday morning twitter conversations on my feed: Jvanistri Twitter You may learn about possible ways to PR.
Day two started a little earlier for some people, others were still in recovery mode. I got out for another run at altitude, talk about hurt! No wonder these people are so fast that live out there. We spent some more time learning about sponsors and their products and some more team building.
As you can see, we had a great showing. For those that who could not make it, we greatly missed you! This team can go from dead serious to totally random/crazy in no time. Coming away from this weekend, I can say, I am re-energized and motivated for a great 2013. Thank you to all of the sponsors who spent time with us this weekend, and to my amazing team for kicking me in the rear. (or answering yes, when I really wanted to say no.) I love you all!