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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 Jodi

    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!

    February 11, 2010 at 9:41 am
  • Reply Ange

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

    February 11, 2010 at 9:43 am
  • Reply Abby

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

    February 11, 2010 at 9:46 am
  • Reply Beth B.

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

    February 11, 2010 at 9:50 am
  • Reply Brandi

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

    February 11, 2010 at 9:56 am
  • Reply Jacklyn

    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!

    February 11, 2010 at 10:03 am
  • Reply aron

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

    February 11, 2010 at 10:04 am
  • Reply x-country2

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

    February 11, 2010 at 10:13 am
  • Reply Layla

    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!)

    February 11, 2010 at 10:16 am
  • Reply Jamie

    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.

    February 11, 2010 at 10:18 am
  • Reply Miguel

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

    February 11, 2010 at 10:23 am
  • Reply liane

    That is so fantastic :)

    February 11, 2010 at 10:25 am
  • Reply Lisa

    Congratulations!!! That is exciting news!!!

    February 11, 2010 at 10:27 am
  • Reply TorontoGirloutWest

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

    February 11, 2010 at 10:33 am
  • Reply Jess (Fit Chick in the City)

    That is so super fantastic!! Congratulations!

    February 11, 2010 at 10:40 am
  • Reply RoadBunner

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

    February 11, 2010 at 10:43 am
  • Reply inspiredtorun13

    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 :)

    February 11, 2010 at 10:45 am
  • Reply Sassy Molassy

    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! :)

    February 11, 2010 at 10:51 am
  • Reply Brittany

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

    February 11, 2010 at 10:51 am
  • Reply Jenn

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

    February 11, 2010 at 10:53 am
  • Reply SouthernBelleJM

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

    February 11, 2010 at 10:55 am
  • Reply Brenda

    WOW! Big congrats to you! Best of luck!

    February 11, 2010 at 11:22 am
  • Reply Rose

    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.

    February 11, 2010 at 11:26 am
  • Reply Jenn

    congratulations!! that’s so exciting!

    February 11, 2010 at 11:34 am
  • Reply Sara

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

    February 11, 2010 at 11:35 am
  • Reply Librarian on the Run

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

    February 11, 2010 at 11:41 am
  • Reply Jamie

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

    February 11, 2010 at 11:45 am
  • Reply Marcus

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

    February 11, 2010 at 11:50 am
  • Reply Michaela

    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.?

    February 11, 2010 at 11:50 am
  • Reply Libby

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

    February 11, 2010 at 11:52 am
  • Reply Jenny

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

    February 11, 2010 at 11:52 am
  • Reply ida

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

    February 11, 2010 at 11:58 am
  • Reply

    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 :)

    February 11, 2010 at 11:58 am
  • Reply miranda

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

    February 11, 2010 at 11:59 am
  • Reply j

    That is so awesome, congrats!!!

    February 11, 2010 at 12:11 pm
  • Reply Astro

    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.

    February 11, 2010 at 12:25 pm
  • Reply Rachel

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

    February 11, 2010 at 12:26 pm
  • Reply Jenn

    Congrats! So happy for you!

    February 11, 2010 at 12:30 pm
  • Reply Erin

    Very exciting! Congratulations!

    February 11, 2010 at 12:43 pm
  • Reply Sarah

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

    February 11, 2010 at 12:52 pm
  • Reply Lisa

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

    February 11, 2010 at 12:56 pm
  • Reply Shannon

    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!

    February 11, 2010 at 1:01 pm
  • Reply beth

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

    February 11, 2010 at 1:08 pm
  • Reply Madison

    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!

    February 11, 2010 at 1:21 pm
  • Reply Lauren

    Congrats Danica! I know you’re thrilled!

    February 11, 2010 at 1:27 pm
  • Reply Bart

    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.

    February 11, 2010 at 1:33 pm
  • Reply LyndsAU

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

    February 11, 2010 at 1:41 pm
  • Reply Felice

    Congratulations!!! That’s terrific!

    February 11, 2010 at 1:55 pm
  • Reply Alisa

    Congrats! Super excited for you.

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

    February 11, 2010 at 1:58 pm
  • Reply Steel Springs

    Congratulations! That’s great news.

    February 11, 2010 at 2:34 pm
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