I got so swept up in all the awesomeness that is the Boston Marathon yesterday. The amazing times people hit to qualify for the race, all the fascinating and inspiring back stories, it just sucked me right into Marathon Monday and left me wishing I could stay home glued to my TV all day (darn work). Like most in the USA I was cheering for the hometown girl, Shalane Flanagan, and the man himself, Meb Keflezighi.
Things didn’t go quite as I had planned, but the races still turned out to be amazing – especially the women’s race which resulted in a sprint to the finish and a victory by Caroline Rotich of Kenya. The funny thing is it turns out I have something in common with Caroline Rotich, the winner of the Boston Marathon.
Nope wrong on that guess.
While I am working on getting faster, unless you strap a rocket pack to me there is no way I am qualifying for Boston. Okay, that is not completely true, if I can keep up the speed I have then I will qualify when I turn 70. Now to just make sure I don’t get any slower as I age. Hahahaha.
A mid-section that can be shown off in a sports bra?
Way off. Like my dream date is Ben and his buddy Jerry off.
I’ll do the world a favor and keep a top on over my sports bra. I don’t quite have a Boston Marathon winning figure. Toned and sleek I am not.
So, what do we have in common?
Both Caroline Rotich the female winner of the Boston marathon and I are sponsored by Mizuno.
How freaking cool is that?
(Yep, scroll back on up to her picture and check out the awesome Mizuno gear she is rocking.)
I must admit that one of the big reasons I fell in love with Mizuno in the first place is because I felt like they valued ALL runners, not just elites. Yes, Mizuno sponsors elites who are trying to win major marathons, people who have one job – to run. However, they also sponsor people like me – normal, average runners who have full time jobs and have to try their best to squeeze runs in before or after work. People who are never going to win a major marathon, heck, people who may never even win a single race. Yet, these people are runners just the same and Mizuno recognizes this.
I must admit that in spite of the amazing shoes and fabulous gear I think this is my absolute favorite thing about Mizuno – they go where many companies won’t – all the way down to the little people. Mizuno doesn’t just see the elite runners, they see the normal everyday runners and they value us all. They believe that #MilesChangeYou and make you a better, stronger person no matter who you are: beginning runner, elite, weekend warrior, old pro, etc. Think of what the world would be like #IfEverybodyRan? Mizuno imagines what an amazing place that would be and that is why they are behind each and every runner. From sponsoring the winner of the Boston Marathon to a normal average person like me, Mizuno shows that a great running company has room for more than just elites.
Did you watch the marathon?
What company do you absolutely love? Why?
Sorry about the Mizuno love fest, but seeing that the freaking winner of the Boston Marathon and I have the same sponsor… I mean shut the front door! How cool is that?
*Disclosure: While I am an Ambassador who is Sponsored by Mizuno they do not ask me to write posts like this. All opinions are completely my own and my Mizuno Love is 100% real. #MizunoIsMyBoyfriend