“The Next One Step”: Obliterider Smeeta Hirani on new projects, life lessons, and the heart of the ride

An invitation In June 2018, Smeeta Hirani’s coworkers at Amazon got a simple email. “I lost my dad unexpectedly to cancer last year and want to do this 5K walk Aug 11 for Obliteride,” she wrote. “If any of you are interested, be great to create a team and do this together.” What they didn’t know at the time — what Smeeta herself didn’t know … Continue reading “The Next One Step”: Obliterider Smeeta Hirani on new projects, life lessons, and the heart of the ride

Your 2018 Obliteride Nutrition Cheat Sheet!

With only days until Obliteride 2018 you should be having “all the feels” of excitement and satisfaction this week for the hard work you’ve put into fundraising and training to get to this point. If this is your first Obliteride, take this week to embrace any added anxiousness, jitters, or excitement for what you are about to experience. There truly is no other ride in … Continue reading Your 2018 Obliteride Nutrition Cheat Sheet!

If you only do ONE thing for performance and recovery, make sure it’s this…

If there is only one thing you take away from any of the nutritional tips and recommendations I’ve shared so far on the Obliteride Blog, (check out previous posts here: macros, digestion, hydration) this would this – hit the pillow and rack up anywhere from 7-9 hours of quality sleep each night. Studies show that sleeping 7 – 9 hours every night may improve your … Continue reading If you only do ONE thing for performance and recovery, make sure it’s this…

This miracle mineral will do wonders for your hydration

Did you know that water is most common nutritional deficiency among the American population? In fact, studies show that about 75% of Americans walk around dehydrated on a daily basis. (1) The studies do not share if these individuals are active or not, but as an athlete, you will need to consume more water and balance your electrolytes more than a non-active individual. In fact, … Continue reading This miracle mineral will do wonders for your hydration

Preparing to Make a Big Ask

People do not give because an organization has needs. Rather, people give to bold, heroic programs. Fred Hutch has been built on bold programs like bone marrow transplant, immunotherapy and Cord blood expansion. Your participation in Obliteride is a vehicle to connect your community to the bold work that is taking place at the Hutch labs. We have an audacious goal of finding curative therapies … Continue reading Preparing to Make a Big Ask

Ask a Professional Fundraiser: Fred Hutch fundraisers answer Obliteriders’ questions

Stephanie Henderson and Whitney Hazzard, members of the Fred Hutch Philanthropy team, sat down to answer ten fundraising questions on Obliteriders’ minds. Use these ideas as a launching pad for successful fundraising year! 1. My husband and I are both riding this year and we share the same contacts. I don’t like asking the same people to donate double. Are there any additional ideas to … Continue reading Ask a Professional Fundraiser: Fred Hutch fundraisers answer Obliteriders’ questions

How To Improve Your Digestion and Keep On Training!

  There’s nothing more uncomfortable than realizing, mid ride, that the coffee you drank or the ride food you recently ate is not sitting well in your stomach. With every pedal stroke there’s a nauseating turn in your stomach. You start to lose focus on your cadence. Your heart is pounding louder, and louder. Sweat is now pouring out from every single pore on your … Continue reading How To Improve Your Digestion and Keep On Training!