I snooze I lose

Or rather, I don’t have a chance to even compete…

It would be kind of cool to be a “sponsored” athlete. IN that someone thought that I could promote their product (hopefully I would like) and be reward with some compensation for the every draining expense of running races. End of December and Early January is when I get the emails to Join Team Blankity Blank and in the past, I have sent in applications. My application to Team Power Bar scored me a whole box of “Thanks, but No Thanks” Power Bars.

This year, I received two emails that I flagged IMPORTANT and had decided to pursue filling the application. Hopefully, they wouldn’t mind someone who didn’t alway place in his agegroup (yeah, right) but sometimes was in the Top 5 of my age group and the top third overall. If you’ve listened to Episode 16 of Gravity@1053′, you’ll know that I have a number of races planned this week.

However, I was late…

Team Aqua

Team Aquaphor, a product that I like… closed their application on January 11th.

and

Team Polar

Team Polar, which I am in the market for a Heart Rate Monitor anyway, ended their application submissions, yesterday, January 15th.

Oh well, another year of being a middle aged, somewhere near the middle of the pack, pleasantly eccentric non-sponsored runner. But things could be worse, so I am not complaining

About planet3rry

I'm a husband, father and runner in the Knoxville area. I love the way that running makes me feel and how it has changed my thinking. I am always looking for the new PR whether in the 5k or the marathon