Salomon lightning race jacket

Running

Sweat, Laughter & Pizza Rolls

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On March 28th I started my first run club with Salomon. I got a job as Community Marketing Manager for the PNW and since then, my life has turned into one happy pizza-roll eating party.

Before I got this position I was slanging shirts for Choose Mountains and dreaming about creating a run club. I was already wearing Salomon vests, shoes and was an ambassador. When I heard they were expanding to the northwest and needed someone to do community events, it only seemed right to jump on that.

Boy, has it just filled my heart. I now have an opportunity to create a run club that I have always wanted but I get to share my favorite brand by letting others demo the shoes for our run.

Naturally by nature I am shy. I feel like when I’m in a position to lead, I can show up fully and be my best self but if I’m not the lead, I will always let others take over most conversations so I was nervous at first. On my first day, 25 people showed up and I was like “shit, this is amazing!!!”. Since then it’s been a big party. Everyone that shows up I now consider a friend and they make my job easy.

I’ve seen people who have never run before show up. I have seen people get faster and faster over time. I’ve also seen someone fall and have a bad ankle sprain and everyone come together to help get her safely off the mountain. More than anything I see people come together and forget whatever’s going on outside of the evening together. I slang 90’s mom snacks from my mom van after every run (pizza rolls, pop tarts, watermelon and drinks) and everyone just belongs. 

I haven’t been updating this blog at all, but know I’ve been busy making friends and watching this community grow. If you have fear when wondering if you should come or not, just show up. Don’t worry about anything because we all have a place on the mountain and keep coming back and watch how fast you start to feel more comfortable.

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If you want to join, we meet on Thursdays at 6pm usually at a Trailhead around Tiger Mountain in Issaquah— here is the link to our fb group that has specific events:

Salomon Run Club Page

I promise you will have fun! Buttttttt you must show up with an open heart!

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Running

What I Pack for a 50k

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Exciting times! It may not rain tomorrow like it was supposed to. Since races are filled with aid stations, I don’t have to worry about packing much at all tomorrow. Here is a list of the things that I will bring for tomorrow’s first 50k:

 

1. Salomon Sense 8 Hydration Vest

2. Salomon bottles for vest (1 liter total to stay light) 

3. Salomon Lightning Race Jacket

4. Salomon Gloves

5. Choose Mountains Neck Gaiter  

6. CEP compression socks

7. Patagonia Capilene Lightweight Crew

8. Lululemon Speed Shorts

9. Salomon Sense Ride GTX Shoes

10. Handwarmers/Mini First Aid/TP

11. A few GU’s, shotblocks and Waffle Honey Stingers

 

Throughout training I have played with different vests on my run, I’ve tried a variety of shoes and socks. The only thing missing from this photo is my choosemountains hat, chapstick, and some KT tape that I’ll pack with me as well. Other then that I keep it simple. Aid stations have a lot of food and Coca Cola and I’ll be good from there on out. 

Let me know what you pack for a 50k!