In early October, Sport Chek and 2XU launched a contest to post photos or videos of “how you train” for your sport on Instagram. It was open from October 3-17, and I entered every day. As you can imagine, all my photos were running related. I entered for fun and when I enter contests like these I never expect to actually win as they are quite competitive with lots of submissions.
Last week I got a message from Sport Chek informing me I had won! The prize is an all expenses paid trip to Toronto and a training camp from November 15-18 where we will have an “elite athlete experience” at The Canadian Sport Institute of Ontario. We will be working with 2 amazing coaches: Chris Joyner, the strength and conditioning coordinator for the Blue Jays and Krisjon Vargas, the athletic therapist for basketball Canada! The training camp looks pretty intense, but I am excited! Here is the schedule we were given for one of the big days:
2XU also sent a box full of goodies to wear during the camp, inside was: a pair of recovery compression tights, MCS cross training comp tights, an MCS cross training comp top, an ICE X Crop, an ICE X Top, and 2 pairs of training VECTR socks. They really hooked us up!
I am flying to Toronto on Tuesday at 6am and will be attending the camp until Friday! I will definitely be posting about my experience on Instagram @sydgo during the camp and writing a recap here after it ends.