Stepping Outside My Comfort Zone: I’m Running New Balance’s Reach the Beach Relay!

The past couple of months, I’ve been working on stepping outside my comfort zone in all aspects of my life.

I took part in a 5-day meditation course where I didn’t know a single sole.

I took some risks with my career….and wasn’t afraid to speak my mind.

I hosted my third New Balance Girls Night Out event in June, where I spoke in front of 75+ women.

I said no when something didn’t feel right.

And I said yes to running Reach the Beach on September 18th.

Yup, you heard that right!

What is Reach the Beach, you ask?

It’s a 200-mile relay race, starting in the Bretton Woods ski area and ending at Hampton Beach. A traditional team is made up of 12 runners, where each teammate runs 3 legs of the relay.

The funny part is my dad has been running this race for years, and I’ve just never mustered up the courage to try it myself. But what better time than now?

I won’t lie; when New Balance first approached me about this exciting opportunity, a part of me wanted to say “No.” “I’m too busy.” “Maybe next year.” “I’m not quite ready.”

But I quickly realized that instinct was stemming from one thing: fear.

And so I pushed through those little voices in my head, and said yes.

I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll officially be running on New Balance’s media team! I’m on an awesome team with 11 other female rockstar bloggers and magazine editors. Meet my fab teammates:

There’s nothing I love more than joining forces with other like-minded women…and what better way than by spending 24 hours together in a van…running?

Stay tuned for updates as I continue to train for the big day!

Note: I am being sponsored by New Balance to participate in Reach the Beach free of charge including all accommodations and gear. As always, all opinions are my own.

6 Responses to “Stepping Outside My Comfort Zone: I’m Running New Balance’s Reach the Beach Relay!”

  1. Jess Says:

    Go team!! We are going to rock this!

  2. Jolene Says:

    I LOVE this!! I almost did it last year but our team fell apart right beforehand and we didn’t have enough people! And in a secret way, I was glad. it SCARED me. which prob means I need to do one huh?! GOOD LUCK!!!!

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