LGBTQ Athlete Panel at Harvard

Today was the Inaugural Harvard LGBTQ Conference, and I was fortunate enough to be a part of the LGBTQ Athlete panel. Moderated by Patrick Burke, the panel featured Jose Estevez, Caitlin Cahow, Nevin Caple, James Nutter, and me. Interesting to hear small pieces of so many perspectives and experiences – 45 minutes is not enough for this group!


Team X-1 Sponsorship

Want to be a member of Team X-1?? This could be your chance!
WATERPROOF, SWEATPROOF, RINSEABLE! That means rain, sweat, maybe an accidental failure to remove from pocket before washing clothes … these products will stand up to your heaviest training. In addition to great headphones that stay in place when running, there are waterproof armbands, as well as swim setups for more enjoyable laps in the pool. And they have products especially for women and people with smaller ears. They also have amazing customer service and a great guarantee on their products.
A little more about X-1:
With humble beginnings as a graduate student project in southern California, H2O Audio quickly grew to become the foremost leader in waterproof, weatherproof and sweatproof headphones, cases and accessories for aquatic athletes. With over a decade of consistent technological innovation including 7 registered patents, the original waterproof sound company has evolved to the next level as X-1, providing audio solutions for a broad spectrum of athletes across many disciplines.
Inspired by the Bell X-1, the first aircraft to break the sound barrier, the team at X-1 set out to perfect a line of products that break down the barriers of sound, allowing athletes to harness the power of music regardless of sport or climate. Whether you’re a triathlete, swimmer, runner, kayaker, snowboarder, climber, weightlifter, or a gym goer, X-1 offers audio solutions that can withstand everything from trekking through the mud to running in the rain to diving 12 feet underwater.
After a decade spent working alongside the most demanding athletes, X-1 arrived at the perfect fit solution, offering 6 styles of headphones and up to 8 ear tip sizes to ensure that products are comfortable and fit securely during rigorous activity. Don’t believe it? X-1 backs its products and patented technology with the best warranty in the business – if you ever have a problem, simply return the product and you’ll receive a new one, no questions asked.
Since it’s proven that music can significantly reduce the perception of effort and increase endurance during physical activity, X-1 empowers athletes to train and perform at their peak with music, regardless of sport and whatever Mother Nature throws at them.
Each quarter of 2014 we will be opening up the application process for Team X-1. The next open application period will be Monday, Jan 13th to Friday, Jan 31st.
We are looking for motivated athletes across the Running, Tri, Swimming and Watersports categories. Not all people will be accepted. There are many different factors which determine if you make the team or not. We are looking for people who are active in social media, belong to clubs, compete regularly etc. Regional considerations are also a factor.
More information will be available once the application process is open.
So, if you are interested in joining a very cool team representing great products, go to the site on January 13 and fill out the application.  I’ve been on the team for a year and have loved the products and being a part of the X-1 family!
Big sale going on right now on the site – 30% off your entire order (except iPods)
Use CODE: “CLEANUP” at checkout (until 1/5/14 – act fast, limited time offer)