Want to know a secret? Oh come on, everyone like secrets.
My go-go-gadget secret running sources have told me that nuun is putting together an ALL women ALL bloggers relay team for the 30th Anniversary running of the Hood To Coast Relay, the Boston of all relays. [It won’t be officially announced for over 24 more hours!]
So that’s the secret.
In order to apply to be on the team you have to submit a creative application.
What do I do when I need an idea – I lace up my shoes and go running. I was so excited about the possibility of making the nuun team and running this epic race that I attempted my first ever timed road mile in some serious DC humidity. 6:08 – 5+ minutes faster than what I used to average when I first started running!
I considered writing an essay about why I think I would make a good teammate and sending that along with some baked cookies to the judging team – then I remembered I can’t bake.
I considered sending an application about my Boston Marathon experience. Chronicling why hydration is so important, especially for a nursing running mommy – then I remembered DUH they are nuun – they know how SUPER important hydration is.
I considered making a funny video of me running around in my Saucony running gear telling them how BAD I wanted to be on the team – then I remembered that I don’t have a video camera, well one I know how to use anyways.
I thought about coming up with a rhyming story about Hood To Coast, running, nuun, relays, bloggers and moms – then I thought – who am I kidding – I can’t write poetry and my rhyming skills are at about the same level as my kids – run rhymes with sun – sun rhymes with fun
I thought an email about why I am nuun’s biggest fan might win them over. How much I love and use their product might get some favor in their eyes – but honestly who doesn’t love nuun? It would be like me saying oh I love chocolate – well duh – most people do – what makes you so special that you like your hydration/electrolytes in tablets instead of a sickeningly sweet calorie loaded sports drink. So I nixed that one – though I am a HUGE fan of nuun and think YOU should be too.
So I settled on a blog idea, after all they are looking for women BLOGGERS.
MY PURPOSE is to INSPIRE.
My entry, for this team, is going to be about YOU the reader. Here is where I need your help.
Have I inspired you? Have you used one of my workouts? Have you learned something new about running from this blog? Have you gotten faster as a result of DREAMING BIG and believing in yourself? Do you read my blog and think if that mom of three can make time to run – I can too? Have you signed up for your first race? Been inspired to run a new longer race distance? Have you emailed me for information about running while pregnant? Do you think I am a positive influence?
If any of these sound like ways my blog has helped you then would you be so kind as to leave a comment below?
You can simply say I think Dorothy rocks and would be an awesome addition to the nuun Hood To Coast team. If you are feeling good and have a tiny bit more time please share how my blog has helped you, inspired you, or brought about a change in your life or the life of someone you know. If you are feeling super good and want to come up with a reason why you think this mom of 3 children under 5, would inspire you or others by running 200 miles with 11 other women over 2 days – then by all means write that too!!
YOUR comments are my application to the team!! Applications are due June 15th. So please leave your comments as soon as possible – I will submit my post to the nuun team on the 14th.
Thank you so very much for all your supportive, positive, uplifting comments on my posts. I truly appreciate it. THIS IS ME DREAMING BIG. I’m putting myself out there and dreaming that something I never thought possible is going to come true.
P.S. Do yourself a favor and drink nuun