So I told you guys I had BIG news!
I am so excited to announce that I will be officially serving as a social media ambassador for the 2016 TCS NYC Marathon! OMG. ME.
I am sufficiently in shock, still, and I got the news a few weeks ago. When I was offered the position there might have been some insane squealing, obscene dancing, and chants of “SERIOUSLY?!” ala the first four seasons of Grey’s Anatomy.
To say the least, I’m over the moon.
I guess I’m so excited about this because I’ve been obsessed with this race for as long as I can remember. Since I was a kid I remember curling up in my very warm bed watching the race with complete awe. Reading the incredible stories, watching the leader pack unfold, the crazy costumes, and of course the bridges. The gorgeous bridges.
Never in a million years did I actually think I’d complete a marathon. It seemed SO impossible and out of my grasp. It was like one of those things that only happens inside of the television. Then in my early 20s I randomly volunteered for the marathon at a water station at mile 12. I was quite traumatized after that experience, as I was right next to a medic and seeing the people stop for all kinds of pain, ankle twists, cramps was completely insane and enough to really make me believe that this running life was NOT for me.
Yet, here I am.
Training for this marathon has been less of a bucket of ice water than it was last year. I am SO excited to share the rest of my journey (come on 9 weeks!) with everyone as I have been doing here, except more in detail. There are fun themes that accompany the ambassadorship and I can’t wait to share! I’ll even be taking over the NYRR Snapchat for a day!
I am so excited to represent for my city, share my intense love for this race and the ups and downs of my training journey. This is officially started from the bottom now we are HERE. From poo-poo’ing 5ks just 3 years ago to running my second marathon this is a really big achievement for me and I am crazy excited about it. Thank you New York Road Runners, I’ll be sure to make you proud!
On that happy note, I am headed back to the Family Forward Conference with my family and I will officially be back next Tuesday! Enjoy your Labor Day Weekend everyone!!