Representing Betty Designs both on and off the race course as a part of Team Betty 2016 has been one of the highlights of this year. I've been inspired by strong and resilient women from all around the world. It's not like junior high anymore, thankfully, where everyone was catty and cruel. Where girls would gossip and tear each other down since we were all self-conscious and drowning in our own insecurities, and tainting another's image seemed like the only way to make yourself shine. We're women now. We know better. It's far more rewarding to be in the business of empowering and encouraging each other. If a fellow 'Betty' shares her deepest and most vulnerable struggles, we rally around her and offer advice and love her in the best ways we know how. Because that's what teammates do.
It's been an amazing year of racing (grateful to have snagged some podium wins!), but more importantly, connecting with some of the strongest and resilient women in sport.
Aside from racing, the opportunity to cheer on fellow teammates at races has been one of the perks. I met Alison, a fellow Betty from Canada, thirty minutes before the gun went off for her swim start in Solana Beach. It felt like we had known each other for much longer, and she put up with me randomly showing up all along the race course and screaming at her to run faster. How cool is that?
According to Kristin Mayer (founder/owner of Betty Designs): The #BettySquad is group of like-minded women who embody the spirit of being a Betty. We are strong, spirited, athletic, and keep fitness, fun + fashion at the forefront. We play hard and work harder, and feel confident in our skin, skinsuits, or wetsuits while we do it. We're powerful alone, but together, we're unstoppable.
Applications for Team Betty 2017 are open now until October 10, 2017. Apply HERE now if you want to be a Betty!