Last fall, I launched a trial project called Go Speedy Divas. The website highlights the achievements of female pro athletes, elite amateurs, and everyday recreationists in cycling, power walking, race walking, and triathlon. Schedules of women’s races and events, and race results are also listed.
Why would I create Go Speedy Divas when I often include that type of content here on Slowpoke Divas? I noticed my posts drifting toward more races and competitions. Granted, during the first half of 2019, I was completely focused on preparing for the 2019 National Senior Games. My post-race euphoria continued through October with my Huntsman World Senior Games and Nevada Senior Games events. I felt the true nature of Slowpoke Divas — the living a healthy, active lifestyle — was getting a bit lost. Plus, I noticed the lack of women’s race coverage in the very sports I participate in!
How Unique is Go Speedy Divas?
GoSpeedyDivas.com differs from websites reporting women’s sports in several ways.
- The focus is on a woman’s personal achievement in sport — no matter her age or ability level — thus empowering all women to determine what athletic success means to them,
- Recognizing and acknowledging that every woman has a competitive spirit, and that it’s up to her to decide how strong she wants that spirit to be,
- Encouraging women of all ages and abilities to become the athlete she wants to be and not according to society’s definition,
- Providing race information and results in a easy-to-use format that women and their coaches can use for motivation and in training programs for specific races or larger goals.
- The website focuses on five sports:
- Three are popular — cycling, triathlon, and recently-added running.
- Race walking is a smaller sport that requires judges and is usually a USA Track & Field-sanctioned event. Power walking is primarily a senior games event where participants must be at least 50 years of age.
As with all websites and especially as a solo endeavor, it’s taken time to get it into shape. I tweaked the logo and revamped the website’s design, flow and components. More posts have been published. I’ve found and followed trustworthy news sources, inspiring athletes, and reliable race results. I’ve had a lot of fun!
So the “trial project” is now over. GoSpeedyDivas.com is now a full-fledged sister to SlowpokeDivas.com!
Friend, Follow & Share Go Speedy Divas
Please let me know what you think by dropping me a line — that includes ideas, suggestions, which social channels to focus on, and more. I want Go Speedy Divas to become the “ESPN” of women’s cycling, running, triathlon, and fast-walk sports, and with your help, we can accomplish that!
I’d ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT if you would join Go Speedy Divas on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram, and share the posts here and on the social channels. Do sign up for the monthly e-newsletter, “From Start to Finish.”
By the way, be sure to friend/follow/share Slowpoke Divas, too, on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and YouTube. Subscribe to “Divas’ Digest” here on SlowpokeDivas.com because it, too, has a brand new look! I’m open to your feedback on this site as well 🙂