Monday, November 7, 2011

San Francisco Still Sinking In

It still hasn't hit me.

It's been three days now since I found out I was selected to be a San Francisco Marathon Ambassador (!) and it still is a bit of a shocking realization.

Somehow my application stood out. Somehow I was deemed worthy enough of representing a fantastic race put on by equally fantastic people.

Me, LB. The same guy who in 2006 tipped the scales at three bills. The same guy who had never run a race until June 2008. The same guy who has run four marathons... while a great number and a number I'm proud of, nowhere near double digits, let alone to a point where I can be called an "experienced marathoner."

Yet here I am, a San Francisco Marathon Ambassador.

Wow.

I will find out more this week about my specific duties, or at least will get started on that process. I'm definitely anxious to get started, whatever the duties may call for.

I do know this. While I am not turning over this blog to San Francisco Marathon-related stuff, there will absolutely be many posts on San Francisco from here until who knows when. And I also know that I will be running San Francisco next summer. I can't imagine doing anything but the full... just the thought of that makes me giddy. And the thought of being involved with the race more so than just a regular runner is something that makes me nervous and excited.

5 comments:

Michael said...

That's awesome!!! How exciting to really see how far you've come. I'm excited to hear how the whole thing goes for you. I am sure it will be an amazing experience.

Lisa said...

Congrats on being one of the lucky few!

Amanda said...

So exciting! We were in SF this weekend and I couldn't help but think about the race. It's on my list to run again, maybe the first half this time.

Mark said...

Congrats again.

And I bet part of the reason you were chosen is exactly because of the story you have to tell. If you can do it, anyone can do it, right?

Nelly said...

Congrats on being an ambassador! Hopefully I'll be able to do SF half marathon in 2012, I missed the 2011 race due to injury.