Disclaimer: While fitness gear may be given to me to review in the future I have received no compensation from Sport Chalet.
About a month or so ago I received an email from Sports Chalet saying that they named me as one of their Expert Ambassadors. WHAT?! Me? Expert? In running?
Not going to lie, when I first read this I had to giggle, especially since I do my best to stay away from the idea of being considered an expert on any topic. Then again, even though I was a bit of a late bloomer when it came to running I still I have a few miles and experiences under my belt. And, while I’m not a super speedy runner or someone that will taut a long list of races or PRs, I have my share of crazy experiences and made mistakes…. and have lived to tell about them. I’m guessing that’s why Sports Chalet named me an expert. Because I’m willing to share it all.
Not sure who Sport Chalet is? What started as a small ski shop in 1959 they now have 50 stores in 4 states. Talk about dreaming big and going for it! Want to learn more about their history? You can find more here.
Check out my bio on the Sport Chalet site
I am not the only Expert Ambassador for Sport Chalet. With the launch of a brand new Sports Chalet site they’ve also introduced communities. From running, fitness, cycling, scuba, and outdoors they’ve named ambassadors from all activities. If you check out their Explore Your Community page and take a peek at their Experts you may see a few more familiar faces.
Once you click into your specific community you will find more info on your sport. While the communities are in the beginning stages, look for activity to ramp up with videos and guides in the coming months. That’s where I come in. Myself, along with the other Sports Chalet Expert Ambassadors, will be sharing reviews and tips when it comes to gear, training, etc.
But the community doesn’t end once you leave the site. We’re looking to build these communities all over social media and we’d love for you to join in.
Is Pinterest your thing? You’ll find Sports Chalet pinning great stuff on their boards. Once again, you’ll see there are boards for most sports. Obviously I’ll be collaborating with them and fellow Sports Chalet Expert Running Ambassadors on the #RunAddiction board.
All of this is pretty rad, but what makes it even cooler? There’s a chance for you to win stuff ! Like, legit travel experiences and adventures. Read: Visiting ASICS headquarters to get outfitted with gear, attending a training camp coached by Deena Kastor, followed up by VIP race experience in NYC. Or a 10 day trek in New Zealand. Or an Ultimate CrossFit experience…and more. Like I said, legit. Check out Sport Chalet’s Adventures of A Lifetime Sweepstakes page for all of the details and to enter.
To celebrate the launch of their brand new site and communities I’m hosting a giveaway too! Enter for your chance to win one of two gift cards up for grabs.
Grand prize wins a $100 Sport Chalet gift card and runner up will receive a $50 Sport Chalet gift card.
Enter below and don’t forget to share with your friends and family by tweeting about this giveaway simply by clicking this link.
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Giveaway runs from Wednesday, August 27, 2014 until 12:00 PST on Saturday, September 13, 2014. Winners will be contacted by Wednesday September 17, 2014.
Keep Smiling and Be Grateful =)