This is a sponsored post on behalf of the TCS NYC Marathon and the NYRR. However, I paid my own entry into the race and everything that comes along with it ,and you all know I have been dreaming about, and trying to get into, this race for years.
This year, for the very first time ever, the TCS NYC Marathon (put on by the NYRR) decided to have race ambassadors who will be known as social media ambassadors. The NYRR could pick from any of the forty-something thousand people who will be in NYC running the marathon and from all those thousands and thousands they narrowed it down to just 10 ambassadors for this brand new program. So boy was I shocked when they reached out and asked me to be one of the 10. (It made me jump for joy on my cloudy, rainy workout tonight.)
As part of this program I will continue to share my training journey on the road to the TCS NYC Marathon across all my social media platforms. In addition to that the NYRR and the TCS NYC Marathon will also be sharing my journey across their social media accounts. Now this is what gets me really happy. See, I love run coaching and working with runners because my passion is making sure everyone knows that runners are not one certain size or shape – that no matter what you look like you can be a runner. I don’t care if you run fast, slow, or somewhere in between. It doesn’t matter if you run for 2-3 minutes or 20-30 miles. If you run then you are a runner. That is why I am so over the moon, ridiculously, jump up and scream, happy that the NYRR is sharing the stories of real people as social media ambassadors this year. It will be amazing for everyone to not just see the super fast, awesome elite runners with their killer bodies, but also the normal average everyday runners like yours truly.
Let me know-
Have you noticed that certain groups are starting to feature more normal people as opposed to athletes/models?
Are you more likely to follow an account or by a magazine if you see someone in their photos/on the cover who isn’t a model or athlete, but instead is an “average Joe”?