Ok - crazy story. I was getting ready to go home from work last Wednesday and my Blackberry told me I had a new email. I opened it up and got the shock of a lifetime! BMO Vancouver Marathon was asking me to be an official Van Run Blogger at the 2012 event weekend!!!! If I accepted, they wanted me to chronicle my training adventures and then report on my race weekend experiences! So exciting!
I hadn't intended to run a half this spring (let alone a destination one), but with an offer like this, how could I refuse?!?! Free event entry plus a training clinic in exchange for some words. Words, I have plenty of. Motivation? That's the stuff I need...and this is definitely motivation!
So, after a couple of emails and a phone call and then some paperwork...I accepted! The weekend of May 4-6, I will be in lovely Vancouver and ready to run!
- Historic Cambie Street
- English Bay
- Stanley Park
I can already PICTURE this race!! Good thing they gave me some notice, since it's been 5 years since I was last there and I already have a huge list of restaurants that need to feed me LOL. Better start saving my money now :) Plus, I need to rally all of my Vancouver friends for a super cheering section!!!!
That weekend, I would also be covering the Expo and the Friendship Run. Plenty of opportunity for adventure! I'm in pretty good company, too, since I noticed Ben from BenDoesLife is also an official blogger!
I've already convinced JS to join me and would love to drag all of my Runner Girlies along for the fun! Guess we'll see if it can be swung ;) Oh - and I need to talk to the weather gods to make sure the forecast isn't for rain!!!
Disclaimer: Anything I write regarding my training adventures (both here and on my social networks) for Vancouver Half are my own thoughts and opinions and in no way reflect those of the Vancouver International Marathon Society, BMO Vancouver Marathon, or their related sponsors. In exchange for my promoting the event weekend, I am receiving free admission into the race and an online half marathon training clinic, plus media accreditation on the event weekend, training clothing and any promotion that the marathon wishes to provide for my blog.
Though, you all know that I would have written about my journey anyway...it's just who I am and what my blog is all about!