Friends (we’re all friends here, right?) – I have a HUGE announcement for you today!
When I started this little site nearly five years ago, my biggest aspirations for it were to help me get a new job (check, and check) and to get a book deal. (Still working on that one.)
I never in my wildest dreams thought that the formerly 189-pound girl would run marathons. That she’d be asked to speak about how she grew her blog and her own social media to help her career. That she’d be profiled in major fitness and lifestyle magazines—and the freaking New York Times.
I never thought I’d be asked to represent a fitness brand as the face of a real person. Who loved fitness and considered fitness as major a part of her social life as dinner and drinks out with friends. Who gets far more excited about fitness studio openings than restaurant openings.
I guess you get the picture by now. I love fitness and living an active life, and it still surprises me sometimes that’s the person I’ve become. (In a good way!)
And somehow I managed to convince a major brand that I lived that lifestyle, but that I still loved to blow off a workout once in a while to catch up with friends over a glass of wine (or a few.)
So…I’m proud to announce that I’ll be a 2014 Propel Brand Ambassador.
The word epic is probably overused on blogs, but this is actually epic. They’ll be flying me out to L.A. next month for a photo shoot (NBD), planning fun workout events for us and sending us to races. I can’t freaking wait.
I’ve mentioned this to friends in the past few weeks since I found out, and everyone’s reaction has been the same: “OMG! I drank that in high school! I loved that!” And me, too. My mom bought it for me sometimes, but I remember my friend Sara’s parents ALWAYS had it in their fridge in the garage, and she’d always ask me on my way out if I wanted one. YES!
But we all graduated high school a long time ago, and Propel has gotten a bit of a face lift. (I, however, have not.) It’s still the same tasty post-workout drink and you can also find it in packets, which is convenient for those like me who don’t have a ton of room to store big packs of water.
I can’t wait!