Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Out of the "Blue"


So today was a normal day: Get up and work. Head out before classes and train (hard) for a couple of hours. School. More work/try to stay awake. Drive to Beverly at 6:40 p.m. Masters swim (try to stay awake). Get home by 9:15 and eat (thank you Michelle). Back to the CPU to respond to dozens of emails, one of which really catches my eye: "blueseventy contract"

Must have something to do with the new Craft Cervelo Karhu Multisport Team that I'm racing for this year I figure (blueseventy is providing wetsuits for the team). But then I remember: I did send blueseventy a proposal back in November or December of 2007...

So I open the email up and at first glance it looks like yet another rejection notification:

"Dear Janda,

Thanks for your sponsorship application.

We receive an extremely high volume and quality of applicants every day, and while we’d love to say yes to every request, this is simply not possible..."

Initial reaction: No worries, I'm used to it. I'm still swimming in the Helix this year anyway!

But I read on...

"However I am happy to say you’ve been selected for full sponsorship by blueseventy."

Needless to say, I'm ecstatic. The new blueseventy Helix with torsional stretch technology is, by far, the fastest, most flexible, best fitting suit on the market (and we all know that I can use all the help I can get in the water!!!). When I tried one on last week, I couldn't believe the degree of shoulder flexibility/range of motion it allows. I can honestly say that it felt as though I wasn't even wearing a wetsuit as I stretched my arms over my head!

In addition to the Helix, I'll be sporting the full line of blueseventy products this year, from the incredibly fast pointzero3 speedsuit to their goggles to the various blueseventy accessories I'll be putting to good use on both dry land and in the frigid North Atlantic this summer.

This very lucrative offer (I'll refrain from going into detail on the specifics of the contract) was a complete surprise and I am SO excited to call bluseventy my wetsuit/swim wear sponsor!

I'll have to celebrate with another good day of training tomorrow. I might be tired, but I'll be able to count on a little extra motivation when I wake up at least!

Happy Day! :)

4 comments:

Liam O'Connell said...

congratulations janda

you deserve it!
too bad i cant fit in to your old one !

amanda russell said...

YAY! Congrats.

April Bowling said...

Dude that's awesome...nobody deserves it more!

blueseventy said...

You are too modest. :-)