If you would have told me last year when I started this blog that I’d be in ***STARing*** in a commercial and that I’d be running in a Turkey Trot, I would have laughed in your face. “Say what? Who me? Running on Thanksgiving? You mean the whole world will see me in a commercial? Ha! Yeah right.” Well folks yes Walt Disney was right dreams do come true. (Don’t quote me on that).
LIGHTS! CAMERA! AND……ACTION.
Picture is up! Everyone settle, please. This is picture. Camera ready? Ready! Sound Ready? Ready! Roll Camera. Marker (then hit the sticks- aka clapper). Director: Action
Last Saturday at the Safety Harbor Marina, myself and two other fabulous Tampa Bloggers, Denise and Beth got to be in a commercial for The Best Damn Race. I had a blast shooting it and I can’t wait to see my debut when it airs on T.V. We only had one line to say, and after few takes (I would love to see that blooper reel) the director yelled “cut!” There were a few other scenes that we got to participate in (what’s a commercial about a race without running in it?) but you’ll just have to wait until it airs. CHEERS to the “BEST Damn” Bloggers of Tampa Bay!
You can view the final production here:
TURKEY -GOBBLE GOBBLE – TROT 2012
Turkey Trot? What is that? I never heard such a thing. Sleeping in, watching the Macy’s parade and gobbling up a turkey meal (gobble gobble) is what I’ve always done every year on Thanksgiving. Going for a run, or exercising for that matter, on Thanksgiving is something I do not do. That is until I was bitten by the running bug. The rush, the excitement, the adrenaline, the feeling of accomplishment, those are just a few reasons why I am hooked. Here in my hometown there are a few organized Turkey Trots, such as the Tampa Times (hundreds of people flocked to that race) and the Fish Hawk Turkey Trot. However, I thought Joe and I would create our own quieter, sweeter, version. I want our Turkey Trot to become a family tradition (looking forward to future little ones being a part of that tradition). We planted our roots at Alderman Ford Park in Lithia, Florida. Joe biked and I ran a 1.8 mile trail which loops around the Alafia River. We galloped along the route, leaving our foot prints and making memories. It took us about 45 minutes to complete the loop, this includes stopping to take pictures and trying out a few of exercise stations along the pathway (I failed miserably at the pull up bar station). After a reinvigorating run I made Joe stop at Starbucks so I could “celebrate” completing my first unofficial Turkey Trot with a skinny iced peppermint mocha latte. Mochafrappahoppalattewhat? May you and your family and your friends have a loving, happy and safe Thanksgiving. Today I am so grateful for the blessings of God: love, happiness, and good health for not only myself but my family too. 🙂 And I am grateful for some of new people I have recently met. Here’s to forming new friendships. Happy Thanksgiving ya’ll!