So the “something else coming up” that I mentioned on Monday?
I’m so very happy to announce that I will be a part of Team Stonyfield for the 2015 Boston Marathon!
I still can’t believe it.
I’ve always said that the first time I ran Boston, I wanted to qualify on my own. I get how prestigious it is. I know that it takes months (or even years) of hard work and dedication. It’s like the Olympics for ordinary runners. I was hoping Baystate would have been that race this year to get me my BQ. Well, that’s not happening now.
But imagine my shock and surprise when I get an email in early September asking me to be a part of Team Stonyfield. My coworker and I were walking back to an educational seminar after lunch as I checked my messages. I stopped dead in my tracks and repeated “Oh My God!” at least ten times. She thought something was wrong with my kids. Nope. Just an unbelievable moment.
How could I turn down such an amazing opportunity?
It was a no-brainer. I’m sure at least 99% of the people who have not earned a BQ but were asked to run, would do the same thing as me. This will just intensify my dream of earning my own BQ.
And YES I will get it!
Stonyfield is the official yogurt sponsor for the Boston Marathon. As you may know, I am a huge fan of their products, I’m a Stonyfield Yo-Getter after all. I ate it for years before kids. It was also the first taste of yogurt my kids ever had. I love that it’s a local New Hampshire company but I also love their company practices in farming, agriculture and giving back. When I see Stonyfield, I feel confident that my family is getting the best quality organic product with no funky stuff involved.
Marathon training officially kicks off at the end of December. I’m super excited to have Megan Searfoss (Run Like A Mother) to work with on my training plan. Anytime I can have someone tell me what to do, I’m all for it. They do the thinking. I’ll do the doing. I tell too many people what to do already!
The funny thing is the day before I got the email about joining the team, I had told Ron that I was really looking forward to running plan free for the winter. The universe wasn’t listening. Something I’m very happy about.
And I’m choosing to ignore the Farmer’s Almanac prediction of a horrible winter. But if it is, I’ve been there before. I still remember my first ever 20 miler almost two years ago on the morning of an ice storm. Ice skates would have worked out better than running shoes but I got it done then and I’ll get it done again.
I’m warning you now that pictures like this will be happening more frequently.
I’m truly honored to be representing Stonyfield as part of this amazing journey with other strong, fierce mother runners.