Hold onto your panties. This is big. I still can’t believe it is happening.
I received one of the best invitations of my life yesterday.
On August 22nd I will be running the first stage of the TransRockies Run. It is a six day ultra run on trails spanning 113 miles and many mountain peaks. I will be sponsored by Gore-Tex and will run the first leg: 20 miles.
What’s the big deal, you may ask?
I’ll tell you what the eff’ing big deal is.
My running partner will be….
Yep. The way this race works is that you and a partner run together all day. Outside PR, who does PR and marketing for Gore-Tex, has asked me to partner with Dean for this 20 miler. No, sorry, I’m busy.
YES YES YES!
Hope he isn’t offended by some farting on the trails and some trips to the bushes
Hope he can slow down and wait for me.
Hope he doesn't mind if I listen to my iPod the whole way (that’s a joke, the other two were not)
It is surreal.
Also – I am going to be a media member, which means I interview Dean before the race, then write about my experiences on the trail. Dream come true.
They are actually giving me his phone number. And email. “Hi Dean. It’s Beth again. What are you doing now? What are you wearing? Can I touch your abs on the trail?”
The future in a picture (credit to my dear son, Sam):