Mary Baum

Headed to Chicago & Zooma Race Discount!

Happy Friday to you and travel day to me! I am currently on my way to Chicago for the marathon!! I am crazy excited that the race is finally here, and took advantage of getting a nice and early flight out this morning to head up to the Windy City. I took the day off of work, so I might as well get the most out of my day! ;) The only thing that I have on tap for today is to head to the race expo! I’ve heard such great things about it, and can’t wait to spend a couple of hours just walking around and chatting with the different exhibitors. Yep, I’m a total #runnerd!! ;)

If you are interested in tracking me on Sunday, sign up here for updates through text, Facebook, or Twitter. My bib is #3870 – I would love your support!

Before getting lost in my runner’s oasis, I have something very worth while to share with you today! A few weeks ago, I mentioned that I was chosen as a Zooma Race Ambassador. Well, today you have the opportunity to register for the either the 5k or the 10k, and $10 of your registration fee will go directly to a charity of my choice, on top of getting 10% off. Pretty cool, huh?!

All you need to do is use the Promo Code FLAMB8, and the portion of your registration fee will be sent to help others. There is a catch – you can use this code for 10% the race, but the charitable donation is only able to be given today, October 5th! If you have been waiting to register for this fun girls weekend, don’t wait any longer! Even better – if you register before November 4th, you will get a running care package mailed directly to where you live to help you prep for Zooma! Seems like a win-win to me!

So what charity will your donation be given to if you register today? I have chosen the Make-A-Wish Foundation as my charity to support. When I was in college, my sorority, Chi Omega, supported Make A Wish in all of our fundraising efforts. I really grew attached to the organization, and love the amazing opportunities they can provide to kids with a life-threatening illness. I would be thrilled for Zooma to help contribute to making a kid’s wish come true!

Something I forgot to mention Wednesday… Fitness Magazine featured a recipe of mine as a healthy lunch option. Be sure to go check it out if you are looking to change-up your lunch routine for the better!

Anyone else headed up to Chicago? Tweet at me (@marybaum20) and hopefully we can meet up! What charity would you choose to have your portion donated to? Do you prefer to take early flights on travel days, or sleep in?

 

9 Responses

  1. Carrie @ Fitness and Frozen Grapes
    Carrie @ Fitness and Frozen Grapes October 5, 2012 at 7:02 am |

    Have a safe trip to Chicago, Mary! And have a great race–go kick butt! :)

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  2. Melissa
    Melissa October 5, 2012 at 10:12 am |

    I just registered for the 5K! There are so many races! I looked at the Ritz’s rooms though they are pricey!
    Thanks!

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  3. Erin Bamrick
    Erin Bamrick October 5, 2012 at 10:37 am |

    Have fun and good luck on Sunday! The Chicago Marathon is flat, fast, LOUD, and scenic. The crowds along the course are amazing and so supportive. I will follow you for sure!

    The expo is SO much fun and huge! You can get lost in there. I know I spent too much money :-)

    I am going to try out your recipe – it looks really yummy!

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  4. Melissa
    Melissa October 5, 2012 at 12:54 pm |

    Bummer – Rob just said 5K is in J’ville. I thought this was Sarasota! We will be in Disney the weekend before the RunDisney weekend. :( I don’t think we will make it now!

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  5. meghan
    meghan October 5, 2012 at 1:45 pm |

    Good luck Mary! I’m so excited for you and am going to track you and be cheering from afar! I hope to one day run Chicago; it’s my favorite city! Can’t wait to hear about it.

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  6. Amy
    Amy October 5, 2012 at 5:19 pm |

    Good luck Mary! I started reading your blog a few weeks ago so I just discovered that you are a Chi Omega as am I. I am really enjoying the blog and look forward to it. I just discovered running last year at the age of 43 after a lifetime of avoiding sweat and ran my first 10K in September. I look forward to following your progress and hope you have a great race!

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