Surprise! T-Rex is Off to Jamaica!

Well, I promised you guys I wasn’t done with racing and I wasn’t done with adventure, and I just got handed both on a silver platter. As most of you know, I am a columnist for the print edition of Women’s Running Magazine and am also one of their featured bloggers, meaning I produce content that is unique to their website and separate from anything you’ll see here on the blog. I’ve been working with them for a little over a year and a half now, and I love writing for this magazine. And guess what? It turns out they love me back, because they asked me to go on a press trip for the magazine!

I’m leaving TODAY (December 3) for the Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon, and 10k in Negril, Jamaica!


I’ll be running the half marathon and covering the entire weekend for Women’s Running (Thursday – Sunday)! The race is Saturday, December 5 at 5:15 am (eek!) and, since bringing my phone with me for Route 66 was such a success, I will likely be doing that as well to take pictures, even though I won’t be able to upload them in real time without WiFi. Still, stay tuned to my social media channels (Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook) to see pictures throughout the trip first!

The whole situation came up very suddenly and sort of last minute, but I think it is serendipitous and the opportunity could not have better timing! Although I’m not expecting it to be a fast half marathon (due to the 90 degree heat -woof- and the pictures I’ll be taking), I can’t wait to experience the party atmosphere the race is so famous for!

When one door closes, another one opens, right? Ya mon!

22 thoughts on “Surprise! T-Rex is Off to Jamaica!

    1. OH dear Lord, for the sake of humanity, that would never happen. There is nothing that looks worse on me than those tiny braids, and I truly mean nothing.

  1. AMAZING!! They could not have picked a better representative! Have a great time (how can you not?) and I’m looking forward to all the picks and updates from Jamaica mon!

  2. I did that race a few years ago! It was so much fun! Make sure you get one of the fresh coconuts at the finishers’s area so you can have fresh coconut water after your race!

    1. So I have this weird fear/belief that I am allergic to coconut because I had a bad reaction when I was a kid. I haven’t had a reaction since but I never risk it – all my friends grabbed them, though!

  3. It’s a Jamiaca trip- who cares if the race is fast? You can set a PR here- just go to the trip and take tons of pics and enjoy it! I can’t wait to read your articles about it.

  4. I have loved the writing you’ve done for Women’s Running (no surprise) so it is awesome you are getting the deserved recognition. I managed a couple of ‘junkets’ through blogging / product reviews … and they are a blast, but also a decent amount of work (esp. if you are determined to show that the sponsor made a worthwhile investment!)

    Enjoy – and like everyone is saying … can’t wait for the pics!

    1. Thank you so much! I always appreciate your support. It is definitely a significant amount of work but a lot of fun.

  5. Jamaica is the BEST !! My very favorite vacation spot and the nicest people hands down! This marathon is on my bucket list! Have an awesome time!!

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