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It’s official. I’ll be running the Nike Women’s Half Marathon in San Francisco this October!

Let me back track now.

On Monday night, Andy and I made the 2 hour drive over to Torrance to participate in the “14 Ladies Night at Nike Track Club.” The Nike Track Club store is an extension of the Finish Line Store at the Del Amo Fashion Center. It’s a really cool concept, totally geared towards the LA Runner.

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We left San Diego at 3pm and only hit a slight amount of traffic. We had no idea what to expect for the Nike Track Club event. We arrived early, but luckily the event was at a mall so it wasn’t too hard to kill time ;-).

We checked in around 6:30pm, got taped up with Muscle Aid Tape, and waited for the event to officially begin at 7pm. All of the attendees were able to try on a pair of the new Nike Lunarglide 6’s for our 2-3 mile run.

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The run was intended to be easy, at a conversational pace, but that quickly changed as we hit the ground running at a 7 min, sometimes sub-7 minute pace.

It was hot and humid, and what most likely was supposed to be a light jog turned into a total 2.85 mile sweat-fest! The Lunarglide 6’s worked really well, and I completely forgot I was wearing a brand new pair of shoes!

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As we returned to the store, we ran into a table filled with Nuun (YES! – grape), Nuun bottles, brownie brittle and Suja smoothies. If this wasn’t enough, we were told the real surprises were about to begin. My first thought was that we would be able to keep the shoes on our feet. However, the surprise ended up being even bigger and better than that.

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In true Nike style, guys in suits came out with the new Lunar Max 1 on silver platters…that would soon be shipped to each of us!  Next flutes of Suja Spark were delivered to toast what would soon be revealed as the big celebration…

We got entries into the sold out Nike Women’s Half Marathon!

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Ecstatic, Andy and I spent the rest of the night on Cloud 9. With massages that made us fall asleep, and other special gifts like swag bags and Nike outfit styling, the night was a complete treat.

We ended up leaving around 9:30pm, and honestly, I was so hyped on excitement and adrenaline I could’ve easily stayed there until midnight! I keep reliving Monday night in my head, it almost seems too surreal!

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A big thank you to Nike and Finish Line for an amazing event and for letting me be a part of it!

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