Friday, April 1, 2011
The contract was kind of odd. I've never done this before and was a little taken back. They said I can never wear any other product. That I must wear only Saucony shoes, socks, tights, underwear (?), shirts and shorts. I think it even says hats and such as well. My basement is filled with boxes and clothes. It looks like a yard sale!
They also found out I'm a teacher and said (in the contract), that I must "talk up" Saucony products and push them onto all my students. Weird, but ok.
Money for travel is also involved. They are giving me $1,000 every month to travel and race around the country. This quite possibly be the coolest thing. I've always wanted to see the country, now I have the means to do it.
I guess Saucony works with Gu because they sent me a bunch of this stuff too.
Finally, the contract stated that if I finish out of the top 5 I would be discontinued as a sponsored athlete...ouch!!! Maybe I should step up my running volume!!! I guess this will be more motivation to run hard and with more focus.
As for training today, no running. About 5 inches of snow fell and I thought we would at least have a delay. No such luck. So I missed my running window in the morning (had to shovel!) and decided to play badminton for a few hours (don't tell Saucony...I will have breached the contract if they knew I was hitting the shuttle cock around...contract says no others sports to be played except running!!!)