I do exist!

I’ve been pretty quiet lately, not having posted anything since my double marathon recap. That’s not to say I haven’t had a lot going on, just not a ton of time to recap everything! May was spent catching up on some of my neglected home duties (what can I say, running 5 days a week was more fun than housework) and June was spent doing a lot of traveling – Massachusetts to New Hampshire to Rhode Island to Maine and back to Massachusetts and then another full week spent in Washington, D.C.

I do have some exciting news to share for the next year – I’ve been chosen to be an ambassador for the Asheville Marathon and Half in Asheville, NC next March. I did the Backyard to Vineyard Challenge last year and am excited to take on that same challenge again. I’ll be doing the half marathon on Saturday, followed by the marathon on Sunday, but there are lots of options to choose from! You can choose one race (half either on Saturday or Sunday or full on Sunday) or you can create a combo weekend – half and half (Backyard to Backyard Challenge) or half and full (Backyard to Vineyard Challenge).

I loved this race last year because of the beautiful scenery and because it was my first foray into pushing myself to do more than I thought was possible, really the springboard for my taking on the Grandfather Mountain Marathon last July and then the Blue Ridge Double this year. I volunteered at the expo this year answering runner questions and was bummed that I hadn’t signed up, especially after we ended up getting snow! The pictures from this year were absolutely beautiful, so don’t hate me too much if I keep my fingers crossed for snow next year too ­čÖé

If you’re interested in one of these races, feel free to ask me any questions you have. I also have a discount code for 15% off any of the race distances until July 31. Just use invitation code AMBERHARDESTY2018AMAROCKS and then discount code 2018AMAAMBERROCKS. This is the best discount you’ll see on these races, so don’t wait too long! You can get all the details on the races on the Asheville Marathon website, including how to register and join me!

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