Sometimes things just click into place. You worry and stress about something, only to find out all is just fine. And all of the inner turmoil was for nothing. This weekend I flew back across the pond to have amazing trip. I was meeting up with my ASICS FrontRunner teammates in Bath, one of the prettiest cities in England. The end of the year celebration was going to be epic and it did not disappoint!
Being an ASICS FrontRunner this year has been a dream come true. Representing a brand, a county and a sport that I love so much is an honor. I’m just an average runner, I’m never going to win any races but I love running. And being on a team with so many talented people who are supportive is just special. I ran with Olympic athletes this weekend…that’s just crazy?!
When I left the U.K. I’d thought I might be off the team so I planned on this being my last meet up. While sad about the possibility of being an ex member, I went with a heart full of gratitude that I was able to be a part of this amazing group of people. The weekend was awesome, I don’t think I’ve laughed so much in a long time. We are all so different, so unique but we all get a long so well.
Our team helped pace at the Bath Skyline ParkRun on Saturday morning. I went for a PB, it didn’t quite happen but I was paced by a professional triathlete @catherineemmajameson
Then we ran home on trails, sightseeing in Bath.
Then the kind folks at Apple took us on a cool photo walk, teaching us how to take better photos.
Then we got all dressed up and talked about next year – the races, the shoes, the exciting meet ups. Then they made the announcement of who was on the team for 2018. This was the part I was dreading… As they announced who would be on the team next year region by region, I wasn’t in any of the lists…and then at the very end the last name was ME.
I’m a member of ASICS FRONTRUNNER UK team 2018!
I can’t explain in words how happy I am right now!
I was on cloud 9 after that and then they announced FR of the year and Becca and Pete won – both super deserving of the award. They also gave us each an award, I received Most Sparkling Personality accompanied by a bottle of bubbles, a perfect choice I thought! 😉
Then we went to dinner followed by dancing…a lot of laughing and maybe some cocktails too! We had the best weekend!
This week I’m thankful for…
…my ASICS FRONTRUNNER family and for all the awesome memories, support and joy it has brought me this year. And for the privilege of being on the team for 2018.
**If you are interested in joining our team and love to run, please know we are adding new members.
Applications will be announced in January so stay tuned**
***photos by @carelduplessis