I was taught from a very young age that you should stand up for what you believe in. That you should always be respectful, but that being respectful does not mean that you have to agree with everyone you meet.
This morning I stood up for something I believed in – my opinion.
Some of you agreed – some of you didn’t. I love in America that you have a choice. A choice to read this blog or to delete it. A choice to spend money on Rock N Roll races or to find other less expensive options. A choice to agree or disagree with me.
My post this morning has everything to do with who I am as a person and who I am as a blogger.
I don’t endorse products I don’t believe in. I don’t write positive reviews on my blog simply because someone is paying me. If I think something is wrong or runners are being treated unfairly, I will say something even if it burns bridges. I’d rather be a REAL NOBODY that a FAKE SOMEBODY. Same goes for my blog – I’d rather lose every last reader by being honest then have hundreds of thousands of people reading my words and believing them - but knowing inside they were untrue or I was being misleading. Yes there are posts that I have done on my blog that are paid [I spend countless hours a week on many things related to this blog and paid posts help pay for the costs of hosting this blog among other things] - but hopefully you will see that if it was a positive review it was an honest review.
There are two companies I talk about the most on a daily basis – Saucony and Nuun.
I am not paid by either of these companies to talk about them. I blog about their products because I believe in them. I stand behind these companies and the people who work for them. If I had a problem or issue with something they were doing - I know they would respect my opinion and even more so value my input.
A little bit ago I arrived home to a package.
I love getting mail so I was excited to rip it open.
To my surprise I found that contained the Kinvara 3 and a hand written note.
Love is a strong word but I’m willing to go out on a limb here and tell you that I literally love Saucony. It helps me FIND MY STRONG every.single.day.
Can’t wait to get these shoes on my feet!!!
Note: I ran a PR in the marathon in 2011 in the Kinvara 2 – 3:13. I ran a PR in the marathon in 2012 in the Kinvara 2 – 3:11. Will the Kinvara 3 be the shoe that helps me go under 3:10? Dream Big my friends DREAM BIG……