Note: This is a guest post from Ironman triathlete and lifetime Santa-believer Susan Lacke.
1225 Candy Cane Lane
It’s been a little while since I wrote to you. A year, actually. I kept meaning to touch base with you during the year, but time just got away from me! I know, I know. I say that every year. You’re starting to feel like I’m taking advantage of you, like I only write to you when I want a present.
That’s not true, Santa. I really was busy this year. I mean, I trained for an Ironman! That’s gotta count for something, right? I’m sure you know how it is. Don’t you spend a couple weeks doing P90X after eating all those cookies on Christmas, big guy?
Let’s cut to the chase. I know I’m supposed to be asking for selfless things now that I’m a grown-up. I should leave the requests for toys to my nieces and nephews while I request responsible things, like world peace.
Screw that, Santa. I want a tri bike.
Listen, buddy: I’ve been a good girl this year. I got up at 4 AM to train like I was supposed to (okay, I hit the snooze button a lot, but I got up eventually); I ran and biked more miles than I’m able to count; I swam laps in a pool like an aquatic hamster. Do you KNOW how boring lap swimming is, Santa?
I deserve this bike, man. Don’t get me wrong. I love my roadie, Bessie. She’s been very good to me. But after we’ve gotten hit by a car a couple times, she’s a bit worse for wear. I’d like to put her up in a nice retirement home in Boca and ride off into the sunset on my new sleek aerodynamic triathlon-specific bike. I promise I’ll take good care of him. I’ll feed and water and take him for rides every single day and love him so, so, so much! I’ll even give him a sexy name…like “Santa.”
Forget what your “naughty list” says, Santa. I don’t belong there. My readers at No Meat Athlete can vouch for me. They’ve been with me all year and will back me up on this one.
As a goodwill gesture, I’ll give them a chance to win a special prize, the Ultimate Stocking Stuffer Giveaway:
- Vanilla Gingerbread, Mint and one additional favorite flavor/product from GU
- Road ID socks, Road ID hat, & Road ID gift card
- Ryders VTX and Grindhouse or Shreddie glasses
To win, readers should comment below by December 19 with what’s at the top of their own NMA Christmas wish lists.
See how this works, Santa? I give them something, you give me something. If you do this, I promise next year I’ll ask for world peace.
Or maybe a new wetsuit.
P.S. Please remind the good NMA boys and girls that they can still enter the iHerb.com giveaway by Wednesday, December 15.
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