April 11, 2012

Action

I had a really interesting day yesterday.


A couple of months ago, I announced that I am going to be running a Ragnar relay in Florida in January as part of an incredible team made up of people from all across the country, each with his or her own unique and powerful weight loss story.

To be invited onto the team to begin with was exciting enough, but as the team started to come together, an idea got put out there. And now, we're working with a production company that is putting together a documentary film about us, our weight loss, and our Ragnar experience.

It's still very early, still coming together, still entirely tentative. There's an awful lot of work that goes into projects like this! But this weekend, the filming started, with the filmmakers visiting a few of us all over California to record interviews about our weight loss story, our history with running, and our thoughts on the Ragnar.

First up was John.

Then Ada.

And yesterday, it was my turn.


I was incredibly nervous. Though much of what I said has been written about extensively here - how I ate to lose weight, how I fell in love with running, and so on - telling my story to an interviewer is not the same as sitting at my desk and typing it out. The bright lights, the camera pointed at you ... there's a bit of pressure!

So much about the Ragnar race has been on my mind lately - both excited, happy thoughts, and nerve-wrecking, anxiety-ridden ones. I'll be writing about it all, of course, in the months leading up to the race itself. And as far as the film, I can't wait to share more with you guys as the project develops!

17 comments:

Taryn said...

What an awesome opportunity! Can't wait to hear more about it!

Caron said...

Very exciting. Keep us posted. :)

The Paris Chronicles said...

This is a super idea. Your stories will reach a wider audience and inspire even more people towards better health.

John Hulsey said...

I am SO crazy excited about this, I can't believe we have to wait until January!

Shannon said...

So exciting!! Can't wait to hear more!

Jen said...

You were awesome Mary!!

I'm so thrilled, honored and excited to be on this journey with you and the rest of our team.

Thank you so much for your time and for being a part of this.

Merci beaucoup!!

Jen

h@wou said...

Oh wow, that is so cool! When it comes out you'll have to let us know about it!

marisol said...

I am so so excited for you.

The Stairs Family said...

Hi! I've read your blog for the longest time but didn't realize what part of CA you wre in. I just read on From Fat to Finish Line that you're in Merced. I'm right down 99 in Madera- literally a half hour from you. I'd love to meet up with you and go for a run or a bike ride sometime!! My blog is Www.runthisweigh.blogspot.com

Can't wait to follow your Ragnar journey!!

domwillrunforbeer said...

How cool! Can't wait to hear more about it.

El said...

how exciting!! im so glad you did that. i would love love love to see it

Meghan said...

How exciting!!!!

{lifeasa}RunningMom said...

Aloha! I am so glad Jen from Fat to Finish Line mentioned you. I love your blog and you are doing great! Have a blast at the relay.

Weight Wars said...

Thats amazing ! Nice one :)

Tim said...

Good luck!! I look forward to seeing how this develops.

Exciting!

Finding The Thin Within said...

Mary, long time not talk. I've fallen off the face of the blogoshpere. Just wanted to say hey and that I can appreciate your struggles as I've been dealing with a handful of my own! But I'm glad to see that you are still trucking though it all...hopefully this time next year we'll be laughing about our current frustrations! <3 Katie

michelle said...

*squee* that's so exciting!