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Long Beach Marathon is taking over my life

Remember the race where I had my ‘redemption’ in the marathon? The race that I love so much and hope that everyone runs once in their life because it’s a fast, flat, fun course and it’s where I may have falling back in love with racing and running? Where I was doing jazz hands like some kind of freak at mile 25 because I was so happy? Where I read the race report and to this day it makes me cry?

I am super excited to share with you guys that I will be leaving my job at the advertising agency that I have worked at for the past year and a half and will be taking a job with ICR, which stands for International City Racing. They put on many races, including the Long Beach Marathon! I am so excited about this opportunity and working with the great team at ICR. I can’t believe that my blog turned into something and now I will be doing marketing, event planning and social media for them. It basically is my dream job and I’m still pinching myself about the opportunity I have in front of me. Running, social media, writing, all things I LOVE! All I can think about is how excited and happy I am for this opportunity.

Don’t worry, I’ll still be the little blogging machine that I’ve become and will still be running tons which I have to share tomorrow some great races that I will be running soon as well. There are some great shorter ones coming up that I’m excited about.

YAY! I’m so excited. Anyways, that is big news for me in my little world and of course since my little world has spilled onto the Internet canvas, you all get to share in my joy!

If you are looking for a running related Valentine’s Day gift idea check out my recent post on the Examiner too. Those gifts would make this little runner girl pretty happy.

Okay, I’m going to go pinch myself and make sure I’m not dreaming.


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  • Reply Ms.V

    You’re not dreaming honey. You’re living. So happy for you.

    February 11, 2010 at 3:10 pm
  • Reply Sydney Hunter

    AWESOME! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You deserve it…sounds awesome and you will do wonderful.

    February 11, 2010 at 3:13 pm
  • Reply Laura

    OMG so happy for you – what a perfect job for you! :):)

    February 11, 2010 at 3:19 pm
  • Reply Jessica

    Congrats!!! That is such a cool opportunity!! Can’t wait to hear about how things go at the new job:)

    February 11, 2010 at 3:36 pm
  • Reply Sasha

    Congrats! That is awesome!

    February 11, 2010 at 4:36 pm
  • Reply Elisabeth

    Congrats on the new job! It sounds like a dream for any runner!

    February 11, 2010 at 4:55 pm
  • Reply Tom

    That is GREAT.

    February 11, 2010 at 5:02 pm
  • Reply skinnyrunner


    February 11, 2010 at 5:13 pm
  • Reply Cody

    Huge congrats CR! That’s incredible news – sounds like a dream come true!!!!!

    February 11, 2010 at 5:37 pm
  • Reply Bob

    Congratulations! That is awesome!

    February 11, 2010 at 5:46 pm
  • Reply jeri

    OMG congrats! That’s so stinkin’ awesome and sounds like a position you will truly excel at. It’s funny just the other day I was thinking that this would be the type of job that would be my dream job, so I’ve started to look into things in my area. :P

    February 11, 2010 at 5:56 pm
  • Reply Ann Marie

    That is terrific news! You are going to be terrific! Your blog is such a favorite of mine. Keep on writing and spreading your love of all things running!

    February 11, 2010 at 6:33 pm
  • Reply Heather

    AAAHHH that’s SO exciting! congrats!! I am jealous of your new job!

    February 11, 2010 at 6:39 pm
  • Reply Stacey

    What an awesome opportunity and you are SO deserving of it! CONGRATULATIONS!!

    February 11, 2010 at 7:30 pm
  • Reply Average A

    You are amazing!! This is an incredible opportunity, and I can’t think of anyone else who is more deserving. Congrats, Dancia. I can’t wait to hear more about your upcoming journeys!! Good luck!! xoxo

    February 11, 2010 at 8:46 pm
  • Reply Sesa

    Awesome! Now you’ll have an insider’s point of view. :)

    Hope you’ll fill us in on all your new, cool responsibilities!

    February 11, 2010 at 9:03 pm
  • Reply heidi kai

    I’m so excited for you!! That is great news :) I’ve been following your blog for a few weeks and I just love it- You make me want to be a runner!

    February 11, 2010 at 10:08 pm
  • Reply Jeff

    I would just like to say…





    February 11, 2010 at 10:34 pm
  • Reply Melanie

    Congrats girl! That is SOOOOO exciting! I’ve actually been looking into something similar myself, but no luck on this side of the country for the time being. Maybe someday, but for now I’ll live vicariously through you, haha!

    February 11, 2010 at 10:53 pm
  • Reply Rachael

    Wow! This is so amazing, congrats big time!

    February 11, 2010 at 11:32 pm
  • Reply Susan

    That jobs sounds absolutely amazing and how great is it to combine work and running?? Congrats!

    February 12, 2010 at 7:30 am
  • Reply Jenn @

    Congratulations! It must be so exciting to have the opportunity to do what you absolutely LOVE!!! Not many people have the same opportunity. Keep up the good work, girl! BTW–I love, love, love your blog!

    February 12, 2010 at 7:36 am
  • Reply aly


    February 12, 2010 at 7:53 am
  • Reply chris

    Congratulations!!! This is wonderful!

    February 12, 2010 at 8:18 am
  • Reply Dwayne

    Congrats! Been following for a short time and enjoy your perspective on running. Plus I’m jealous of the warm weather. : )

    February 12, 2010 at 8:22 am
  • Reply J

    Im a day late with this BUT CONGRATS! That sounds like such a fun job! I totally would love to work for a company that does stuff with running! I am glad you are so happy!

    February 12, 2010 at 9:03 am
  • Reply StephanieC

    Congratulations on landing that awesome job. It super great when you love your work (so many don’t) and can incorporate your hobbies in to it too. Nice one!!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:06 am
  • Reply Jenny from Lucky in Love

    Congrats friend! That is just fabulous news! How perfect is that job for you?? Yeah!

    February 12, 2010 at 11:37 am
  • Reply sarah

    WOW I’m so happy for you! The new job sounds amazing. Now I have to go back and read your old race report!! :)

    February 12, 2010 at 11:59 am
  • Reply Danielle

    That is so exciting! Congrats and best wishes!

    February 12, 2010 at 6:37 pm
  • Reply Lara

    I am SOOO excited for you!!! Congrats, I’m squealing with excitement, this is absolutely fantastic!! They couldn’t have found a more perfect, absolutely perfect person for the job. Woo-hoo!!!!

    February 13, 2010 at 7:33 pm
  • Reply Emily

    First time logging on to Google Reader in a few days … so a belated CONGRATS on the new job! Sounds perfect for you.

    February 15, 2010 at 8:58 am
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