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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134 Responses to Long Beach Marathon is taking over my life

  1. Jodi says:

    Hooray! I’m SO very, very proud of you and super duper excited!!! Can’t wait to see how much fun you’re going to hvae and how this will change your life in positive ways. You deserve every bit of the happiness this job will continue to bring! Love you!

  2. Ange says:

    OMG Congrats! You deserve it so much. It’s inspiring to see how much running can change someone’s life!

  3. Abby says:

    Congrats on the job!!! That is so exciting! It is PERFECT for you!

  4. Beth B. says:

    WOW Danica – what an awesome-sounding job! Congratulations! Look forward to hearing more about it!

  5. Brandi says:

    Congrats on the new job! What an awesome opportunity for you!!

  6. Jacklyn says:

    I am so happy for you!!!! Congrats! I can’t think of a more deserving/kick ass person for the job! You’re going to have a blast!

  7. aron says:

    so excited for you girlie :) i am happy i got to congratulate you in person and celebrate again SOON!!! <3

  8. x-country2 says:

    That’s WONDERFUL! It couldn’t have happened to a more wonderful person.

  9. Layla says:

    Congratulations!! It’s so nice to see deserving people get jobs — and you do deserve it because of your honest excitement about running and runners. I’ve gotten such a kick out of your blog for quite a while now, so this is great news. (I won’t use this comment to ask if they have any more jobs. Nope, that would be shallow of me!)

  10. Jamie says:

    That is awesome. It sounds like a pretty sweet gig. I am very jealous!

    I do a lot of social media work, but for lots of tech and healthcare clients. Nothing cool like running event companies.

  11. Miguel says:

    How exciting!! This is just fabulous – congratulations.
    A dream job!

  12. liane says:

    That is so fantastic :)

  13. Lisa says:

    Congratulations!!! That is exciting news!!!

  14. I’m just THRILLED to pieces for you Danica!!!! I really am!!!!!!!!! :o)

  15. That is so super fantastic!! Congratulations!

  16. RoadBunner says:

    OMG! OMG! I am SOOOO happy for you!!!! You deserve it and you’ll do a kick ass job!

  17. I follow this blog and don’t always comment. However, this time I had to. This is SO awesome! I’m currently working at a gym and have stumbled into the discovery that I’d like to do gym membership sales. I’m trying to make this happen this year.

    I too had an office job previously. I hope your dream job is everything your wanting and more :)

  18. This is so exciting! Amazing what kind of opportunities have come to people who blog about what they love. That will be an awesome job. I’m jealous! :)

  19. Brittany says:

    Congratulations! How wonderful to receive a job combining your passions. You’ll be great!

  20. Jenn says:

    CONGRATS!!! What an amazing opportunity for you to combine your passions in a way that will actually produce a paycheck :)

  21. That is so freaking exciting. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. Brenda says:

    WOW! Big congrats to you! Best of luck!

  23. Rose says:

    Congratulations! I am excited for you. I am a new reader and have already fallen in love with your site. I am a new runner of sorts and am drawing inspiration from you already.

  24. Jenn says:

    congratulations!! that’s so exciting!

  25. Sara says:

    THAT is awesome!!!! CONGRATS! Like they say, love what you do and do what you love!!

  26. Awesome! That sounds like such a fun job. Congratulations!

  27. Jamie says:

    CONGRATS! Girl… you rock! That’s awesome news. You deserve it!

  28. Marcus says:

    Hands down, you are the PERFECT person for this job. Congrats!

  29. Michaela says:

    Wow — this is such great news!! Congratulations!! So excited for you, girlie! You totally deserve it. But does this mean grad school plans are on hold?? What about the M.F.A.?

  30. Libby says:

    Wow… Congrats!! That sounds like such a perfect job- you definitely will do awesome!

  31. Jenny says:

    Congrats on the awesome dream job!!! Maybe you will get comps for all kinds of cool races!!

  32. ida says:

    wow- congrats!!! ICR is lucky to have you:)

  33. Congrats on the new job!! Doing something you love will make the job that much sweeter. You are inspiration to me to keep blogging and doing the things I love so thank you!! Keep up all your hard work..You’re awesome!

    Jen :)

  34. miranda says:

    Congratulations!! You’ve earned it and this is such an exciting step (heh, no pun intended) for you!

  35. j says:

    That is so awesome, congrats!!!

  36. Astro says:

    Congrats on the dream job. You’ll do awesome for them.

    Read your Surf City race report as well. If you actually ran a race (as opposed to photo and videoing it) I bet you could easily run 1.40.

  37. Rachel says:

    wow congrats! that sounds like the perfect job for you : )

  38. Jenn says:

    Congrats! So happy for you!

  39. Erin says:

    Very exciting! Congratulations!

  40. Sarah says:

    congrats, Danica – best of luck in your new job!

  41. Lisa says:

    Congratulations! I’m so happy for you that you found your dream job. You totally deserve it!

  42. Shannon says:

    Wow, girl, that is AMAZING news!!! I’m so proud for you!! I’m smiling and I don’t even “know” you! LOL Great news!

  43. beth says:

    congrats! that is awesome. are you still shooting for grad school as well?

  44. Madison says:

    Congrats girls! I trained with ICR last year for the LB Marathon. I love those guys! Can’t wait to hear all about those races you mentioned. I figure that if you endorse them, that they must be ok. Yay for your new job!

  45. Lauren says:

    Congrats Danica! I know you’re thrilled!

  46. Bart says:

    Danica, we are excited to have you as an important part of the ICR Team! I love to see the support that you are receiving about your new position at ICR. Congratulations.

  47. LyndsAU says:

    CONGRATS!! yayayayayay! i am sooo super excited for you!

  48. Felice says:

    Congratulations!!! That’s terrific!

  49. Alisa says:

    Congrats! Super excited for you.

    You sooooo deserve this! Maybe I should look into working for a running company or something?!?!

  50. Congratulations! That’s great news.

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