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I'll make you laugh, or break my neck trying. This is usually accomplished with daily bouts of swimming, biking and running. A former "chub-a-holic," I got fit and healthy the good old fashioned way and went from a mid-pack athlete to top age group runner and triathlete. I'm a Writer and USAT Level 1 Certified Triathlon Coach. I guess that makes me part Tina Fey and part Jillian Michaels. Visit my coaching site at www.fomotraining.com

Friday, March 20, 2009

Look Out Pulitzer!


Woo Hoo!! I'm a paid journalist! :-) Well, actually anyone who gets their "Gun Lap" submission printed gets $50 from "Runner Triathlete News" Magazine.

Where will I spend my fortune?!? Unfortunately, $50 doesn't buy much in the world of triathlon! Maybe a couple of power gels and some new 650 tubes...Awesome...

Either way, I couldn't help but beam with a little pride at getting a check for writing a piece in an actual triathlon publication.

Call me a dork. Everyone else does.

FYI--this was the piece that was published:

http://tritobefunny.blogspot.com/2008/11/last-hour.html

8 comments:

michelle said...

I loved that piece. Worth far more than $50, but hey...great start!! Just don't go changing your name to anything like "Danielle Steele" :)

Coach Logan said...

Lapuente.....

She already did!

Sapp, who's this Carrie barrett person and why are you trying to cash her checks?

jimbo11604 said...

Congratulations,, great article.

ShirleyPerly said...

Every little bit helps, right? That was a great post. Congrats on getting published!

21stCenturyMom said...

Congratulation on being a paid and published author although I must say that that particular piece is priceless. I'm glad it got a larger audience.

R. Jeffrey Davis said...

Nice going. You are a good writer and I enjoy reading your posts.

Priscilla said...

Incredible. Perfect thread to read (original post) when I think I'm losing my own battle of speed. Thanks so much for sharing. Enjoy spending the well deserved $50 buckaroos!

Jessica, a Austin Runner AND triathlete said...

congrats! they never paid me...so you are doing great!!!!!