Yesterday I received an e-mail from Scott Jaime that went a little like this: "On behalf of Pearl Izumi, I'd like to invite you to join the ultra team for 2014." I am super stoked! This is something I've been dreaming about since I stumbled upon the sport. I am beyond thrilled to represent such an innovative and supportive company who's products I truly love. Products that I can trust and stand behind 100%!
It's pretty amazing thinking back to the beginning of 2010 when I was 25 pounds heavier, smoking a pack of cigarettes per day and binge drinking all the time. I remember quitting smoking and running 3 consecutive miles for the first time. I ran at a 7:43 pace and I felt like I might pass out or throw up (or both). But I loved it! And I kept pushing forward. Now I'm here. In a beautiful town. With a beautiful wife. On an ultra running team with some of the best athletes in the sport. We're talking about guys that I've looked up to since I found out what trail/ultra running was. What a great way to end an amazing year.
2014 is going to be even more remarkable. I can't express how grateful I am for this opportunity.
RUN LIKE AN ANIMAL!