Archive for February, 2014

February 2014 : issue 60

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
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CNY Triathlon Club Newsletter
CNY Triathlon Club, Inc. | P.O. Box 434 | Dewitt, NY 13214
www.cnytriathlon.org 
February 2014 – Issue 60
In This Issue
Open Board Positions and Re-Elections
Member Profile
CNY Tri on the Podium
Quick Links

Board Meeting
Our new meeting schedule is as follows:

 

2nd Monday of each month from7:00 to 8:15 PM at the WTF.
If you are interested in attending, please contact a board member directly or email the board at executiveboard <at>cnytriathlon.org
We would love to have you participate!

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Letter from the President 
Dear CNY Triathlon Club Members,According to Webster’s Dictionary the word service is defined as:

The act of serving: as

A:  a helpful act

B:  useful labor that does not produce a tangible commodity

 

At this time I would like to take this opportunity to thank some individuals who volunteered their time to serve this club.  They gave countless hours by serving on the executive board and bringing this club to a new level.  On behalf of the members of the CNY Triathlon Club I say thank you to:

  • Debbie Sindone served on the board for two years as the editor for our newsletter
  • Mike Gasparek served on the board for two years and also as the site director for Gillie Lake; Mike will continue his service as the site director for Gillie Lake
  • Stacey Keefe served on the board as the Membership Director and as site director for Oneida Shores; Stacey will continue her service as the site director for Oneida Shores and serve on the Club’s programming committee
  • Bridget Lichtinger served on the board for two years, as President in 2012 and as the manager for the Winter Training Facility; Bridget will continue to serve as the manager of the WTF and on the Club’s programming committee
These four people stepped up to serve.  Is it your turn?  Recently an email went out asking if any of our members wanted to run for a position on our board.  We will be electing new board positions at our annual meeting onFebruary 28.  If you are interested in running please email our membership director at membership@cnytriathlon.org

Speaking of our annual meeting, the Executive Board of the CNY Triathlon Club will be hosting our

annual dinner meeting on Friday, February 28 
at 6:00 PM at Twin Trees Too on Milton Avenue. 
The dinner is $15 per person which includes dinner and two complimentary drinks.  I hope to see you all there to celebrate the service of four individuals who are stepping off the board and to exercise your right to vote for new representation on the CNY Triathlon Board.  If you will be attending, please RSVP by February 20 to membership@cnytriathlon.org.

Maura Donovan

President

February Board Meeting
The February Board meeting will take place on Monday, February 10 from 7:15 to 8:30 PM at the Winter Training Facility at Shoppingtown Mall.
Future meetings will take place on the 2nd Monday of the month from 7:15 to 8:30 PM at the Winter Training Facility at Shoppingtown Mall.  If you are interested in attending, please contact the Board at

executiveboard@cnytriathlon.org.

Renew Your Membership Today!

Has your membership expired?  Memberships run fromJanuary 1 to December 31, so if you haven’t renewed yet, head over to our website to register again.

To renew your membership go to http://cnytriathlon.org/membership/

Open Board Positions and Re-Elections

The annual CNY Triathlon Club meeting is next month (details above in the President’s Letter) and we will be voting in new board members!

So, if you’ve been chomping at the bit because you see ways to improve the club, now is your chance!  We have general board member positions open, as well as the Membership Director position.

What does board membership entail?

As a board member, here’s a brief description of what you commit to:

  • Establishing goals and policies for the Club
  • Acting in the best interest of the membership
  • Serving as an active member on at least one of the Club’s committees
  • Attending at least 10 board meetings per year
  • Acting as fiscal stewards for the Club
  • Membership Director has additional responsibilities

 You don’t need to be an expert triathlete.  If you’re interested in continually improving the Club (and we won’t lie – this takes a lot of time, and it’s all as a volunteer), please email us!

The Club always benefits from from new blood on the board!

Questions?  Contact Membership at membership@cnytriathlon.org.

Officers up for re-election:
Maura Donovan – President

Jill Poniros – Treasurer

Cindy Mueller – Secretary

Current board of directors up for re-election:
Deborah Armstrong

Jim Mirra

Rich O’Neil

Sam Sampere

Elections for new board members:

Ben Rabin – Vice President

Mary Lou Plante – Membership Director

Tamara Danner

Molly English-Bowers

Tanya Gesek

Member Profile

Name:  Kelly Covert

Tell us about yourself. 

My name is Kelly Covert and I am a USAT certified triathlon and whole body health coach with my company Strong Body Whole Heart. I am married to the other Kelly Covert who is much faster than me, so if you see some amazing times it’s probably him! I have two sons, Ryan who is 10, and Noah who is 7. Ryan loves swimming and science and Noah loves riding his bike, running and pretty much all sports, so between the two of them we have a pretty good relay going! One of my passions is nutrition, and I was recently certified as a nutrition coach, which I’m really excited about! I am originally from the south, but once I moved to Syracuse I knew I had officially come home – I love it here. I am obsessed with good lattes and dark chocolate, and admittedly love riding the trainer because I get to get caught up on all my television guilt-free!  

 

How long have you been involved in Triathlon and what made you take it up?

I have been doing tris since 2005, in fact, Cazenovia Tri was my very first race! I started triathlons because after the birth of my first son I felt that if I could give birth I could do anything! Once I did my first triathlon, I was hooked! I love the people, the races, and the training.

 

Who is your Hero? 

My hero is every single person who is able to do something they never thought they could, no matter how big or small. I know so many wonderfully inspiring people who decided that they CAN. Those people are my heroes.

 

What is your athletic background?

Well, if doing marching band for 8 years counts as a sport, I was a star athlete!! I didn’t really do much beyond basic exercising until I raced my first 5K about a year after my son was born.

 

What are your Triathlon strengths and weaknesses?

My strengths as a triathlete are definitely my endurance and my attitude. I can go and go for days – it might not be that fast, but I can last! I also always try to keep the fun in triathlon which really helps me when racing or training gets hard. I always keep the reasons why I am doing triathlons in the first place at the front of my mind, and when I can remember the whys that helps me to remember how blessed I am to be able to be doing it at all! My weakness is definitely my run speed. Maybe one day I will be fast!

 

What was your first triathlon and what do you remember most?

Cazenovia Tri was my first race ever. After putting on my shoes in T1 before I took my wetsuit all the way off, then dropping my chain on the bike and having a potty training song stuck in my head the entire race, the part I remember the most was crossing that finish line and being so excited that I had actually done it!

 

What is your favorite race and why? 

My favorite race is Rev3Tri Cedar Point FullRev. It was my first full distance tri and it was the most spectacular day. I smiled so much that day and will never forget the feeling of being about a half-mile from the finish and realizing that I was really going to do it!

  

What was your worst race and why?  

Well, I always try to have goals at races that I know I can hit no matter what, so I can honestly say I have very few races I would call “bad.” However, last year at the Rev3Tri Quassy HalfRev it was a freak 95 degree day in early June and the heat definitely got to me! It was my slowest and hardest half ever, but I am still proud to say I had fun and finished with a smile.

 

What races are on your race calendar for 2014?

I’m still not totally sure of my race schedule this year. I definitely plan on racing Rev3Tri Poconos Half this year and am looking at possibly doing Tinman, Musselman, or Rev3 Maine…I guess I should figure that out!!

 

What are this year’s goals? 

To have fun, brighten at least one person’s day while I’m racing, and to try to go just a little bit faster!

 

In five years you hope to … :

Still be living in gratitude each day for every breath I am given.

 

Something most people don’t know about you: 

In addition to being a triathlon and health coach with my company, Strong Body Whole Heart (www.strongbodywholeheart.com), I am also a professional flutist. I play with Symphoria (formerly Syracuse Symphony) and a professional flute quartet called Dolce Flutes, and I teach flute at Syracuse University.

CNY Tri on the Podium

Podium

If you want to be recognized for your podium finish, please send details tonewsletter@cnytriathlon.org.

About the CNY Tri Club
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The CNY Triathlon Club is a volunteer organization operated and led by members of the club and supported by its members and sponsors.
CNY Triathlon Club was formed in January 2000 to bring together people in the Central New York area to strengthen and advance the sport of triathlon, promote the educational pursuit of the triathlon and general physical fitness, represent the sport of triathlon within the community, and to publish and disseminate information related to the sport of triathlon.

A Note from the Editor…

If any club member would like to contribute to our newsletter or help in editing and arranging it each month, contact me at newsletter <at> cnytriathlon.org

 

Debbie Sindone
Publisher & Editor
CNY Triathlon Club, Inc.

P.O. Box 434
Dewitt, New York 13214
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Kelly Covert

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Tell us about yourself. 

My name is Kelly Covert and I am a USAT certified triathlon and whole body health coach with my company Strong Body Whole Heart. I am married to the other Kelly Covert who is much faster than me, so if you see some amazing times it’s probably him! I have two sons, Ryan who is 10, and Noah who is 7. Ryan loves swimming and science and Noah loves riding his bike, running and pretty much all sports, so between the two of them we have a pretty good relay going! One of my passions is nutrition, and I was recently certified as a nutrition coach, which I’m really excited about! I am originally from the south, but once I moved to Syracuse I knew I had officially come home – I love it here. I am obsessed with good lattes and dark chocolate, and admittedly love riding the trainer because I get to get caught up on all my television guilt-free!  

 

How long have you been involved in Triathlon and what made you take it up?

I have been doing tris since 2005, in fact, Cazenovia Tri was my very first race! I started triathlons because after the birth of my first son I felt that if I could give birth I could do anything! Once I did my first triathlon, I was hooked! I love the people, the races, and the training.

 

Who is your Hero? 

My hero is every single person who is able to do something they never thought they could, no matter how big or small. I know so many wonderfully inspiring people who decided that they CAN. Those people are my heroes.

 

What is your athletic background?

Well, if doing marching band for 8 years counts as a sport, I was a star athlete!! I didn’t really do much beyond basic exercising until I raced my first 5K about a year after my son was born.

 

What are your Triathlon strengths and weaknesses?

My strengths as a triathlete are definitely my endurance and my attitude. I can go and go for days – it might not be that fast, but I can last! I also always try to keep the fun in triathlon which really helps me when racing or training gets hard. I always keep the reasons why I am doing triathlons in the first place at the front of my mind, and when I can remember the whys that helps me to remember how blessed I am to be able to be doing it at all! My weakness is definitely my run speed. Maybe one day I will be fast!

 

What was your first triathlon and what do you remember most?

Cazenovia Tri was my first race ever. After putting on my shoes in T1 before I took my wetsuit all the way off, then dropping my chain on the bike and having a potty training song stuck in my head the entire race, the part I remember the most was crossing that finish line and being so excited that I had actually done it!

 

What is your favorite race and why? 

My favorite race is Rev3Tri Cedar Point FullRev. It was my first full distance tri and it was the most spectacular day. I smiled so much that day and will never forget the feeling of being about a half-mile from the finish and realizing that I was really going to do it!

  

What was your worst race and why?  

Well, I always try to have goals at races that I know I can hit no matter what, so I can honestly say I have very few races I would call “bad.” However, last year at the Rev3Tri Quassy HalfRev it was a freak 95 degree day in early June and the heat definitely got to me! It was my slowest and hardest half ever, but I am still proud to say I had fun and finished with a smile.

 

What races are on your race calendar for 2014?

I’m still not totally sure of my race schedule this year. I definitely plan on racing Rev3Tri Poconos Half this year and am looking at possibly doing Tinman, Musselman, or Rev3 Maine…I guess I should figure that out!!

 

What are this year’s goals? 

To have fun, brighten at least one person’s day while I’m racing, and to try to go just a little bit faster!

 

In five years you hope to … :

Still be living in gratitude each day for every breath I am given.

 

Something most people don’t know about you: 

In addition to being a triathlon and health coach with my company, Strong Body Whole Heart (www.strongbodywholeheart.com), I am also a professional flutist. I play with Symphoria (formerly Syracuse Symphony) and a professional flute quartet called Dolce Flutes, and I teach flute at Syracuse University.

As of 2/2/14

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

                                                                                                          2014 CNY Triathlon Club Members

Patrick Acee
Mike Addario
Brandon Anderson
Meredith Andrews
Deborah Armstrong
Deborah Audley
Anne Austin
Steve Bailey
Elizabeth Baker
Lisa Baker
Linda Baker
Darin Baker
Kelly Bargabos
Christina Barker
Leslie Barrows
Len Barry
Carol Basile
Valerie Battelle
Heidi Baumbach
Hope Bednarski
Kimberly Bement
Amy Benedict
Patti Bennett
Leo Berman
Sally Berry
Sylvia Betcher
Sterling Boin
Donna Boots
Andrea Bradley
Kimberly Buck
gina burrows
Bob Burton
Ginny Burton
Lauren Burton
David Butera
Jennifer Butera
Robert Calnon
Amy Caputo
Pamela Caraccioli
Denise Carlson
Clarice Chastang
Kenneth Cigler
Mary Ciotti
eileen Clinton
Sherry Correll
Jennifer Crisp
Tracy Cromp
Danielle Cross
Andrew Cunningham
Lynn Cunningham
Sally Curran
Bryce Dadey
Rebecca Dadey
Matt Dadey
Tamara D’Agata Malecki
Mike Daly
Cono Damato
Colleen Damato
Tamara Danner
Brantley Deaton
Karen Deaton
Julie DeKing
Jacqueline Delia-Figueiredo
Jason Dellilo
Holly DeMar
Patti Depaulis
mark Depaulis
John Ders
Joanna DeSantis
Dylan Desimone
Lynne DiGennaro
Mary Beth Domachowske
Pat Doner
Maura Donovan
Mary Dougherty
Melissa Downs
Lindy Drapikowski
mark dwyer
Karen Dygert
Kathleen Effler
Molly English-Bowers
lonny erb
Karen Esposito
Beth Etuale
Coraline Falco
Colleen Farrell
Paul Fenwick
Emma Fenwick
Heidi Ferguson
Gordon Fesenger
Steven Festenstein
Mary Beth Fiorentino
Doreen Forbes
Mark Ford
Shawna Fox
Lauri Francis
Tammy Fuller
Mindy Lu Gaffney
Mary Gajewski
Ericka Garcia
Ericka Garcia
Richard Gardner
Michael Gasparek
Michael Gaulin
Tina Gauthier
David Gauthier
Joshua Gauthier
Taylor Gauthier
Sierra Gauthier
Sean Gavigan
Kenneth Geary
Amanda Geary
Jessica Geary
Tanya Gesek
Candy Gibb
Eileen Gleason
Monica Gnyp
Cara Goldberg
stephanie goodell
Janice Gray
Rachel Gregg
Kelly Gressel
Chary Griffin
Tammy Guarno
Ryan Guerdon
Hilaireen Hall
Bill Halsey
Jacqlynn Halstead
Lindsay Hanas
Drew Harig
Brooke Harig
Jeffrey Heim
Maya Heimes
Megan Henderson
John Higgins II
LINDSAY HOAGE
Christine Hodkinson
Maribeth Homa
Kate Houck
Mary Houck
Beth Hughes
Dean Humphreys
Joanna Irvine
Ralph Janicki
Lari Jimerson
Laurene Johnson
Dennis Johnson
Mike Joyner
Elizabeth Jurkiewicz
Kimberly Kedenburg
Stacey Keefe
Karen Kelly
Ellen Kerwick
Elaine Kimpel
Barbara Klim
Jennie Kliment
Daniel Kliment
Audie Klotz
Dave Knaebel
Lauren Knight
Jo Koerner
Greg Koop
Andrea Kooritzky
Matt Kosinski
Robert Kosinski
Michele Kosinski
Michael Kostakis
Benjamin Kovach
Susan Kreplin-Michaels
Lynne Krohl
Nancy Krupka
bob Langkam
Ben Larsen-Keefe
mike lavelle
Timothy Leonard
Bridget Lichtinger
Kelly Loch
Janet Loch
Elinore Loch
Jessica Loch
Adam Loch
Katie Loch
Susan Lockyer
Tom Long
Tracie Long
Kimberly Loughlin
Christopher Loughlin
LONERGAN LUKE
Myron Luthringer
Mary MacBlane
Joslyn MacDougal
mark machell
M.J. MacKenzie
Maeve MacKenzie
Will MacKenzie
Ryan mackenzie
Scott mackenzie
Jeffery Maher
Tara Mahoney
Sue Mangicaro
Erin Mansir
Colin Massulik
Becky Maxwell
mary kay mcandrew
Eileen McAndrew
Christine McCartan
Kevin McCartan McCartan
Marcia McCarthy
Sean McCauley
Steve McCormick
Kathleen McGrath
cynthia mead
Todd Metcalfe
Todd Metcalfe
Michelle Michlovitch
Stephanie Michlovitch
James Mirra
Joan A Mirra
Katie Mitchell
Gwendolyn Morgan
Mary Morgan
Colleen Morgan
Erin Morgan
Cindy Mueller
Denise Napoli
Andy Napoli
Ron Nelson
Betsy Nicol
Len Nitzberg
Mary Nitzberg
Randy Noble
Aaron Nolan
Peg Northrup
Ginny O’Connor
Quincey Oliver
Laurie Oliver
Richard O’Neil
Ann Page
Sarah Panzarella
Judith Parish
Lawson Parker
Victoria Pedersen
Patty Perless
Adam Peruta
Erika Peryea-Hewitt
Mike Petercsak
Mike Petercsak
Carrie Piquet
Steven Plante
Mary Lou Plante
Jill Poniros
Annaleigh Porter
Detta Poster
Marcia Prignon
Lauren Putnam
Ben Rabin
Jason Raposo
Joe Raulli
Chris Read
Susan Read
Shannon Reeves
Brett Rewakowski
James Reynolds
Holly Rine
Ruth Ripley
Virginia Robbins
Ellen Rosa
Jason Rupert
Adrienne Rutkowski
Mary Ryan
Shawn Ryan
kim ryder
Deborah Sabella
Steve Sabella
Sam Sampere
Karyl Sargent
Mimi Satter
Deborah Saucier
DANIEL SAVAGE
Susan Schmelling
Helene Schmid
Andy Schmid
Kimberly Schulz
Candace Searing
Richard Searing
Sean Severance
Melissa Severance
Kiana Severance
Cole Severance
Allyson Shaw
Meghan Shea
Janice Shea
Michael Sherman
Amy Shore
Devon Simmons
Deborah Sindone
Holly Skiff
David Smith
Kathy Solan
ELLEN SORENSEN
KAREN SORENSEN
Wendy Stark
Thomas Stern
Gary Stevens
Deborah Storrings
Jessica Sweeney
Kerri Sweredoski
Robyn Sylvester
Tim Taber
Lisa Tamiso
Christina Tarnacki
Lindsey Thiel
Joe Thiel
Dawn Tice
Anne Trachtenberg
Eric Trachtenberg
Elizabeth Tracy
Joyce Trinkley-Wolfson
John Turner
Steve Valentine
Cathy VanOrder
Elke Vredenburg
Charles Walck
Jill Walsh
Bill Walter
Laurie Walter
Rhonda Wandersee
Mark Ward
Joan Ward
Keone Weigl
Shaye Weldon
Trish Welsh
Denise Wenzel
Jennifer Wheeler
Katey Wilhelm
Kelly Winchell
Peter Winkler
Daniel Wnorowski
Mike Wolfson
Reghan Worden
Ann Yankay
Anna Young
Rosalie Young
Larry Young
Emily Zipprich
Mark Zipprich