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Heading to the Big Apple

by Meghann on June 13, 2012

Things I love about living in Tampa:

  • Great friends
  • Awesome triathlon/ running community
  • Buddy Brew coffee
  • Being able to leave my house an hour before my flight and still make it to the airport with plenty of time to spare.

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Nice.

I LOVED living in Orlando, but that never would have happened. I would leave my place two hours before my flight and still be pushing it. Not only was the airport on the complete opposite side of town, it was also very crowded with security lines that could be a little ridiculous at times. The Tampa airport is close by and small with a rarely a line to be found. :)

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Before heading to the airport, I made a bowl of plain yogurt with berries, granola, and walnuts.

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I was going to take it to the airport with me, but grew impatient and just dug in at home. :)

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It should also be noted that I left the house with matching shoes (bonus points) and was able to travel in comfort thanks to my new FiveBamboo dress.

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I HATE traveling in jeans! Actually, I hate wearing jeans in general – ultra-soft cotton dresses are the way to go! Who’s with me? ;)

Now I guess the question is, why the heck am I going to NYC in the first place?!

I’ll tell you why. This!

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I signed on last month to be a Brooks Run Happy Ambassador!!!!

eeekkkk…. cue the fireworks! If I were to pick a dream company to partner with, Brooks would be it! Not only do I have a slight obsession with their line of glycerin shoes (I’ve owned EIGHT pairs over the course of 2.5 years), but I love their “Run Happy” philosophy. They believe in the fun side of running and try not to take themselves too seriously. If you’ve ever been to a race expo where Brooks is a major sponsor (the Rock ‘n’ Roll series comes to mind), you’ll typically find them in a circus type setting where being goofy and having fun is the name of the game. They’re there to make you laugh and remind you it’s ok to be silly, even when it comes to running! :)

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(source: Brooks Running Facebook)

As a Brooks Ambassador, my role is to promote that “Run Happy” attitude. I’ll also be sharing some behind-the-scenes info on what goes into testing and producing Brooks products, as well as host some pretty cool giveaways along the way. New shoes? New gear? You’ve got it! You’ll just have to stay tuned for more details – you know never when a giveaway will pop up. ;)

I’m traveling to NYC today to meet the Brooks crew and get my first sneak peek into what Brooks is all about. I can’t wait to share what I discover along the way!

See ya in New York!

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