Friday, April 22, 2011

My Next Marathon

 As many of you already know, I train for and run marathons with TEAM In Training.  I raise money and run each race in memory of my youngest son, Eric. I ran the Des Moines full marathon in 2010. This year I am helping out the TEAM by mentoring newbies!I am running the Lincoln National Guard 1/2 Marathon May 1 2011 as a TEAM mentor.  Now, I am training for and mentoring for the Nike Women's Marathon October 16, 2011 
So last night, TEAM In Training had their second annual Nike Women's marathon soiree. It is a kick off party and recruiting event specifically for the Nike race!

It was incredible!

The night consisted of being served incredible, local wines from tuxedo clad firefighters! There was a chocolate fountain, fine cheeses, and massages all available to the awesome women who were signing up to join the team as well as those already a part of the team! Incredible giveaways! Incredible company! I literally had cupcakes and wine & cheese for dinner last night!!!

The Nike women's marathon is an entire race geared totally for women. Men can enter and run the race, but they can't win. Last year of the 20,000 participants....only 900 were men. This whole race is all about GIRL TIME! Pre-race expos involve free manicures, pedicures, and massages....with mani and pedi stations all along the race course!

Here's the best part.....

The finish line is a red carpet lined with the San Francisco Fire Department all wearing Tuxedos who hand you a Tiffany & Co. finishers necklace.

Not medal....Necklace

Tiffany & Co. specifically designs a necklace every year for finishers of the Nike Women's Marathon.
I can not wait! I am so excited for this race, so excited for a girls weekend, and so excited to run another marathon with the TEAM!


Happy Frog and I said...

That sounds incredible! I think all I get at the end of mine is a BBQ, though I am looking forward to that very much!

Olga said...

It's so interesting to follow the process of your training for the marathon. The necklace from Tiffany is a good thing :)