So throughout this year I will be continuing to be the first official SpokesRunner for the Beef Checkoff which will entail me working with various states at a variety of events and races to spread the knowledge. Spreading correct information is what the mission is about: not telling people what to eat but to simply educate them to how healthy eating lean beef is and how unbelievably beneficial it is to the body.
|Bob on the left, me, and will Wise of the OR Beef Council|
Canton Marathon coming up this June. Chances are I will be doing something a little interesting at this race that will involve me running something a little different than just a marathon. Working with the Ohio Beef Council, it is going to be an awesome experience involving a brand new Team Beef in the Buckeye state.
Green Bay Marathon. Only a race director as good as Sean Ryan could convince a Bears fan like myself to come to Lambeau Field to run a marathon! Even better, speaking with the sponsors at the pre-race luncheon will allow me to the opportunity to help spread the beef message to those in the land of cheese. I also fully intend to lower my Wisconsin marathon best at this race as well.
Kentucky Derby Marathon. I last ran this race in 2009, when, under the wilting sun of an abnormally hot day, I failed for the first time ever at leading pacees to a 3:10 marathon. Considering by mile 13 I was running alone, having had everyone drop in the heat, I do not feel all too bad about missing that time. With some courses changes since I last ran the race, I am very eager to see what this new course has to offer. Currently, I am planning to test myself at the 13.1 mile distance the race has to offer but plans could change. Either way, the Kentucky Beef Council will have a major presence at this race and I am honored to be the pre-race dinner speaker at the event.
It is going to be a busy year but that is how I like it. Hope to see you all at at least one of the races. Stay strong and healthy and eat some beef!