In July, I saw that Live Well Colorado was doing a Get Moving Challenge and that they were looking for blogging ambassadors to write about their experience with the challenge. I thought that would be a great opportunity for me, so I jumped on it and was accepted. As the challenge got started, I made a connection with Caren, the woman who ran the blog ambassadors for the challenge. She asked me if I would be interested in doing some press for the challenge and I said sure, not sure exactly what that entailed.
A few weeks later, I got an email from a third party somebody about appearing on the local news in relation to the challenge. I was shocked and excited and of course said yes! It was another week or two until I heard from the producer about actually being on the news. All the info they gave me was that they wanted to meet me, talk about my blog and how I am getting active, and get a little b-roll of me working out. Sounded easy enough so I agreed. I got the email on a Thursday evening, we scheduled the interview for the next day, on Friday. (things move fast in the news world lol) So I cleaned my apartment vigorously, and called my Grandma so she could be there with me, and away we went.
The camera guy showed up right on time, was very nice and made me feel at ease. He just asked me questions, and prompted me to tell my story. I was very relaxed and not nervous at all. After about 30 minutes of talking, we went outside for me to run. He asked me to run out a ways then run back. (side note: I need a more supportive sports bra.... you will see. )
Then he thanked me for my time and left, and I just waited. About a week after they filmed me, I got an email saying I would be on the 5 O'clock news the next night. I still didnt know the nature of the story (I figured I would be like one of 5 or so blog ambassadors for the challenge in a story about the challenge) but I didn't know for sure. I was nervous! Nervous I would sound stupid, or look fat, or look stupid or something. I don't know. But when Anne Trujillo went into my story (after a story about fast food workers on strike for higher wages lol) I just held my breath.
My first thought was "um...... this story is just about me??? where are the other people??" and other than a terrible screen shot of my face while showing a shot of my computer, I was pleased. And surprised! And nervous and all sorts of emotions.
Immediately following the interview, I got a few new likes on facebook and a few messages that people had seen me on the news. I felt completely blessed that I was chosen for this kind of story. I am just a small town girl writing a little blog and I still feel like my grandma is the only person reading. I hope, that no matter where I go from here, that you guys know that I am still a small town girl writing to my grandma. I wont change. :D
Without further ado: the crappy cell phone recorded off a tv version of my News story!