This is a good week for putting into play my speaking efforts at marathons. This morning I firmed up a deal to be the featured speaker at the inaugural Santa Barbara International Marathon.
For the longest time, Santa Barbara did not exist as a real city to me. Growing up in Pennsylvania and rarely leaving a 50 mile circle from my home, anything on the other side of the country might as well have been on Mars. And Santa Barbara? Well, that was a soap opera. With wealthy people whose lives I did not understand. Now, the first weekend of December, I get to run through the American Riviera and help break in the first marathon run through the streets of Santa Barbara in over a quarter of a century!
And to help as many as you as possible to join me, I was able to procure a discount to help defray your costs! All you need to do is click on the button below and when prompted for a code in the registration process, put in, in all capitals, "SBIMDANE2009"
Voila! $10 off and come this December 6th, you will be joining 5,000 other runners in making history. Keep in mind this code is good for either the marathon or the 2-4 person Health and Fitness Relay.
Believe me, there is nothing quite like running in Southern California in December when everyone else is freezing their tuchus off back home. It makes smiles like this happen!