Weekend with the Iron GIrls!

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Hello there!

This past weekend I had so much fun spinning for Iron Girl for the first time both Saturday and Sunday at Genesse Park. Iron Girl launched in 2004 with just two events in the United States. Since then the Iron Girl gained so much popularity over the years that the event broadened over the past decade. Starting with 5 and 10k to half marathons, expending and incorporating mother/daughter races and sprint triathlon’s! Iron Girl has even been featured in a range of media outlets that include USA Today, The New York Times, Runner’s World, Family Circle, Ok! Magazine and Women’s Health! They now have triathlon’s all over America!

Day 1

On Day #1 was registration/packet pickup for the triathlon and United Healthcare Iron Kids Seattle fun run that consists of a 1/4 mile or 1 mile course. They even had doctor dog (I think that was his name) joining the kids at the start line before they took off running. The first song I played as they started running was “Who let the dogs out” haha this was a suggestion from one of the Iron Girl team members which was a great suggestion! Too bad I didn’t have it on my computer. I’ll be honest I haven’t heard that songs in years. Thank gawd for WIFI & ITunes! Woohoo

 

 

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day 2

Day #2 was the big day and I’ll be honest it was the first time I had to wake up before the birds, the sun and Starbucks!  YUP I was up at 4am and out the door by 5am. That’s probably what time most Dj’s go to sleep haha! It was kind of nice to be able to watch the sun rise though especially on Lake Washington. I started playing music at 6am while the runners started making their way to the start line. Around 9am was when the party started and the runners started crossing the finish line. My set consisted of really high energy music. In my head I was thinking.. high energy work out music that had a “I made it” feeling haha. I also found out the true meaning of what it means when someone says “eat my dust!”. These ladies were going so fast that me, my laptop and equipment was eating all the dust that was getting kicked up from the runners! haha I forgot to mention the announcer Dexter was so awesome! I haven’t vibed off of an MC like that in a while! For the last people to cross the finish line he rounded up the ladies to form what he calls the circle of love. Right when I heard that I played Rihanna’s – We Found Love and then I followed with Matthew Wilder’s – Break my stride for the last two runners.

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It was so inspiring to see these runners in all shapes, sizes and ages working their asses off to the finish line and to see all these women come together to make this one big event was very empowering! If you have never attended one of these events I would highly recommend it. Even if you’re not running it’s so cool to witness all these runners and their hard work pay of at the finish line.

Like always here’s more pictures of the event 🙂

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NikeTown Seattle grand re-opening and the GLOVE!

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TGIF Everybody!

So last week I had the opportunity to spin for Niketown’s grand-reopening in downtown Seattle. Guess how long I spun for…. wait for it… wait for it………..10 HOURS! Crazy right? Even though it was a long time I had a great time with the whole crew and they were so nice to give me free Nike gear! When I showed up one of the crew members asked me “Do you have your gear?” I was like sure! It’s right there on my cart. She was like NO your clothing! LOL!! She handed me a Nike box, track pants and a top. When I went downstairs to change I opened the Nike box and it was a brand spankin new pair of Airmax 95s! I never received a free pair of anything from NIKE before so I was pretty happy and super thankful that I’m even getting an opportunity like this.

IMG_1868The new store was pretty cool, but I think the only cool thing about the store is the ceiling! On you’re way up to the second floor there’s a design in neon lights with Seattle inspired icons.

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As the day went by my cousins came by to visit me and one of them goes… hey is that Gary Payton? I looked up stairs and I was like holy shiet! It’s the GLOVE! I guess my DJ psychic abilities kicked in and I was like I’m going to make this man come over here to the DJ booth. So I switched up the music vibe and went straight 90’s! I started with Father MC feat Jodeci- Everything is going to be alright, then went into Johnny Kemp- Just got paid (see where I’m going here?) Then after the 4th song guess who comes downstairs to the DJ booth.. GARY PAYTON!!! In my head I was like YESSSSS it worked!! He was super BTW! That was probably the highlight of the night since I remember watching this guy as a kid in the 90s.

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Well that’s all folks! Till the next post! I’m doing a bunch of the events this week so I’ll def have more blog posts to write. Hope you all have a great weekend!