I didn't tell anyone expect my husband and Kelsey. I didn't want to put myself out there and get my hopes up. Time had gone by and I hadn't hear anything about it. Maybe it just wasn't meant to be.
Kelsey informed me that Rock 'n' Roll had announced they will be informing the new team of their acceptance on Tuesday, February 2. This lead to a day long stalking of social media, my email and anywhere else I could to try to find information. The struggles of living on the East Coast!
I checked my email a little after noon and to my surprise there was an email from the Rock 'n' Blog team. I was literally shaking trying to open it. I couldn't believe it, I GOT IN!!
This can't be real, there is no way I got in! Fear not my loyal fan base, it was! I was one of 100 people chosen to participate in the 2016 Rock 'n' Blog team! I'm in shock. I texted Kelsey, called my husband and did the only thing I knew to do, SHARE ON TWITTER!
So what does this mean? Well, I have been given the opportunity to run any Rock 'n' Roll race in 2016! ANY OF THEM! Seriously, pinch me. Talk about all the fun! We have been given a Global Unlimited Tour Pass to experience all that RnR has to offer!
In a matter of four hours my entire race schedule after May had changed. All of them. No more Decker's Creek, Akron or Columbus. Those races will always be there, but this opportunity will not. Luckily I have a super supportive husband who wants to see how much bling I can earn in a year. I'm not kidding.
I have decided I will be doing the following Rock 'n' Roll races! All of them are half marathons.
March 12: Rock 'n' Roll DC
September 18: Rock 'n' Roll Philadelphia
For running DC, Virginia Beach and Philly I will get a special "Eastern Odyssey" medal along with the Heavy Medals for running multiple RnR races in a year. There is also a medal for running Chicago and St. Louis! I also get to run the 5K's as well, some will be added with these races.
|This one was all my husbands idea...|
The other awesome thing about all of this is that I have been given a promo code to share with you all! Use promo code RUNSTEFF2016 for $15 off any half or full Rock 'n' Roll Marathon race in the US! (Well, except Chicago, Queretaro, Las Vegas, Savannah, Los Angeles or San Antonio).
You guys know I'm big on signs. I had made this huge decision to have fun and not aim for race goals this year. I feel like this was the sign I needed that I made the absolute best decision.
Will I see you at any Rock 'n' Roll races this year? Which race is a must do for you?