My first writing adventure has to do with running.

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Photo by: Andrew Kitto

After quitting the ‘ol office job and hitting the ground running (not literally)sending emails, texts, DMs, having conversations about what I want, what I’m looking for and where I want to goI’m en route on my first post-office-job writing adventure.

A write-venter if you will. 

I got on a bus at 4 a.m. Tuesday morning to catch an 8:36 a.m. (sat on the runway until after 9…) flight—Detroit to Denver.

Currently–on Wednesday, midmorning–I’m in a Roll Recovery van with the Roll Team on our way to Crested Butte, Colorado.

There’s inappropriate rap music playing through the AUX cord, pushing to the speakers, as we roll around the mountains.

Where I’m heading is up (literally), to cover Emma Coburn’s Elk Run 5k. I’m very excited about it. And I’m pretty nervous about it–it’s been a while since I’ve been out reporting.

But again, I’m very excited about it, so whatever–nerves be dang’d. I think it’s a cool story to tell. And I’m excited to share such a special story about the running community.

I mean c’mon: Olympic Bronze Medalist and World Champion Emma Coburn hosts a 5k to raise money for Living Journeys, a community cancer support organization, in her small, beautiful hometown of Crested Butte, at nearly 9,000 feet, where she throws a party in the street after the race and there’s an afterparty??

In the words of Amy Poehler, “Yes, Please.”

Sign me up to cover that experience.

So, here goes nothing.

PS–If there’s anything in particular anyone would like to see or know about Emma’s Elk Run 5k while I’m there, let me know on the emails at nicolebbush.blog@gmail.com or on Instagram @nicolebbush.

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