“Brooks I.D. stands for Inspire Daily. These two simple words guide the principles of the program. Brooks I.D. is made up of over 2,000 members who are active in their running communities and share a passion for the Brooks brand. They are runners who are winners in their own right: Winning their age divisions, accomplishing their personal goals, pushing their own limits, and, by extension, encouraging others to do the same. They are coaches, mentors, and leaders.”
I am very honored and humbled to be accepted into such a great running program. I applied to the Brooks I.D. program more of on a whim (heard people talking about it on DailyMile and Twitter). I had just started racing again after a 5+ year hiatus from running in high school. But it was also at this time when I had gotten really enthusiastic about running too. I worked my way up to running every day, started blogging more consistently and talking to other runners on DailyMile and Twitter. I’m hoping that my inclusion into the Brooks I.D. program will keep me as passionate about running as I have been recently.
Aside from inspiring others to run and advocating the Brooks brand, there are some other great benefits to the program, including: 40% off Brooks shoes and apparel, membership to the Brooks running community and an opportunity to test new Brooks products. One thing that is required upon acceptance into the program is to always wear Brooks gear when training and racing. What I like most about it is that when I’m racing, others will see me decked out in Brooks gear, which I think will make me feel even more like a professional runner. I’ll be one step closer to have running as my career!