I got an email Friday announcing I was chosen as part of the SPI Marathon Ambassador Program. I added a new section to the blog about that, appropriately called SPI Marathon Ambassador.
Right now, the short version is you can get $25 off the marathon and half-marathon registration fee with the code HERNANDEZ25 (all caps). Check back for more later.
I just got an email about the SPI Marathon ambassador program. Here are some of the perks listed:
The first one is enough to get my attention. I'm a fan of the run, but the only way I got to participate earlier was because I worked for one of the sponsors.
Any run right now is out of my budget. I will have to play the role of supportive spectator. The good news is I'll get to work on my awesome sign-making skills.
Here's the link to the form to become an SPI Marathon ambassador.
This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things
I ran in the first South Padre Island Marathon. It was a long work and school week. I didn't get much sleep. So when I thought something was off about the race, I figured I was just tired.
That was until I spoke to a few other participants. "Did you guys notice there were only two mile markers," I asked. There had been promotion about selfie stations at each mile. I thought I saw one.
A mile away from the finish line, a marathon runner ran next to me and gestured for some water. Literally, gestured. He couldn't talk. I gave him some water and part of a Cliff bar.
Overall, it was good event. (I was too exhausted to really take it all in.) It's just something felt off. A few days later, participants got an email from the race director, which explained it.
"We had two water stations stolen (tents, tables, chairs, cups, etc) during the night as well as loads of toilet paper taken from the porta-potties (if you come across a yard sale with 23 tables, 10,000+ cups and enough toilet paper to cover fraternity row, let us know!).
Former high school water girl (really) finally running.