Confession: I completely forgot about my blog this past weekend. I had intended to write a Friday Five post, but I got on the plane Thursday morning and my life became all ZOOMA all the time.
I have no regrets.
I’ve always loved being involved with races on the production side. I mean, I love to run them, but working them is even more fulfilling. I got my first taste volunteering at water stops at various races in the DC area. Then I got hired to help manage packet pick up for the DC Nike Women’s Race. Since then I’ve managed quite a few water stops at local 5Ks and at the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon – the one year that the weather allowed the race to actually happen.
At ZOOMA, I get to put together all of my experiences with races + my social media experiences + my need to keep things organized (hello, librarian here) + my extroverted side. Somehow, I’ve landed in the perfect job for me.
ZOOMA Great Lakes was absolutely gorgeous.
The weather was perfect (mostly, it did get a little warm on Saturday afternoon). The race course was lovely (I should know – I think I drove it 15 times).
The ladies were awesome – my ambassadors were so helpful and there were so many friendly ladies (I may have even converted a few to Skirt Sports!)
And I got to meet Wendy and see Marcia again. (Can you tell I’d only had 2 hours of sleep? My eyes are barely open LOL)
And who wouldn’t love a job where your boss tells you to go buy yourself a Spotted Cow while the post-race party is still going? I have never worked so hard and had so much fun at the same time.
And the best part is that I get to do it all over again at Cape Cod and Florida in just a few weeks.
(I wrote about keeping running interesting last week because I was confused and I have no comments about last week’s topic about change in schedule – unless you want to discuss that I’m not running at all right now…)