Meet Jolisa and Amanda. Two Core Power fans that recently ran the Chicago Marathon and participated in our #PowerYourWristband photo contest. Jolisa won the contest and Amanda had a very engaging experience!
Core Power: Hi Jolisa. Congratulations on winning our #PowerYourWristband Chicago Marathon photo contest. How long have you been running marathons, and how do you prepare for them?
Jolisa: “I ran my first half marathon toward the end of 2009 and my first full in 2011. I dabbled in running at first then I went all or nothing after I fell in love with it! I’ve run 15 half marathons and 6 full marathons since then.”
Jolisa: “My next marathon is the California International Marathon on December 8th. Running the Chicago Marathon was an amazing experience since I ran every step of the way for my little cousin Jazmine, who is battling leukemia. My dream marathons are the New York Marathon and running the Great Wall of China! Those would be epic!”
A lot of surprising things can happen during a marathon. For Amanda, getting engaged during her Chicago Marathon run wasn’t part of the plan!
Core Power: Hi Amanda. Your Chicago Marathon picture became an instant classic at Core Power Headquarters, tell us how it came about?
Amanda: “My fiancé and I were walking around the Chicago Marathon Expo and we came across the Core Power Booth, where a very enthusiastic gentleman was encouraging people to try Core Power protein shakes. We tried the Chocolate shake and loved it. We were made instant fans! When we were told about the Core Power Chicago Marathon wristband contest, I thought we’d do it to get a photo during the race, not knowing that my fiancé (then boyfriend) was going to propose right before the gun went off! “