UPDATE1: I ran home from work (it was warm) and I knew I had to be ready for #3 (see below) and I was feeling a little spent. I got home and, BOOM!, my Nuun Hydration order was waiting for me! One box of Lemon Tea and one box of Nuun All Day variety pack! JUST WHAT I NEEDED! OH, and Maui Jim used my RNR Portland photo on their Facebook page for National Running Day! Sorry for the shameless yippity skippity…. Okay, back to the earlier version of why today is the BEST day ever:
Today is National Running Day and Day 3 of my 5 Day Mega Me Challenge. I’m taking an early lunch break to write this post because it just became THE BEST DAY EVER! (Arguments could be made for my wedding day or maybe a future marathon PR.)
Here are my reasons:
- It’s National Running Day! I know tons of folks are getting some miles in today and that is just awesome. Some of us would have done it anyway, but the online social solidarity and enthusiasm has been great so far.
- I ran to work. Why? To celebrate #1 and to break up the bike commute this week and to help gear up for my next event. It was a great morning run.
- J and I are all set to head to Crossfit Huntington Beach for the first time tonight. I’m not sure what all we’ll do but I’m excited to meet the Coach, see what they do, and see if I can handle it.
- I GOT MY ROCK SOCIAL TEAM GEAR TODAY! This was really the tipping point, obviously. I was just sitting at work and Ryan brings up a package for me. SO thrilled. This beautiful kit includes a Brooks Infiniti Jacket (which has awesome thumb holes), a Brooks Equilibrium Racer Back top (both embroided with the social team logo and “Follow Me”), a pair of beautiful white Brooks Pure Flow shoes and a Rock ‘n’ Roll Tour Pass! WHAT?!
So what’s the Rock Social Team thing all about? As you might know if you’ve read my earliest posts, part of the reason I started this blog was my goal of running for Rock Legend in 2011. I’ve been a pretty dedicated Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series participant since my first marathon (San Diego!) in 2008. Consequently, I’ve been brought onto the Rock Social Team, a group of severely active online socialites who run lots of Rock ‘n’ Roll events.
This is purely volunteer on my part (maybe someday I can get paid to be a running/blogging nerd). I just keep running RNR events and blogging/tweeting about them and I can be critical about what I don’t like. The perks are obviously sweet, though. It is also through this that I became a Rock Brilliantly Ambassador for Maui Jim!
So I’m most excited about this Tour Pass. Unfortunately, a lot of the events are over for this year but I’ll definitely cash this in for Rock ‘n’ Roll Los Angeles! And wear my official looking badge whenever I can get away with it. The Tour Pass idea is actually kind of brilliant. I could easily pay a flat fee and rock the hell out of it by using it to run as many events as possible. I just hope that the Tour Pass event list opens up for 2013! I’d like to see Arizona, Pasadena, Portland, and Seattle. WEST COAST!
Will you be at RNR LA this year?! Let me know! It’d be great to meet/tweet up!