Saturday, April 30, 2011

Good luck in Eugene, Christina!

After all of her hard work, it's the eve of the Eugene Marathon where Christina is hoping to qualify for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Marathon Team Trials. Her goal time is 2:45:00, a minute under the "B" qualifying standard. Her plan is to start out conservatively, then kick it up a notch in the second half of the marathon. Christina phoned this afternoon and was quite amused when a woman from Toronto spotted her standing on a street corner near the race Expo and recognized her from her videos. "You're my idol," she exclaimed. She found her first taste of fame to be unexpected and cool. It's good to know that people from far and wide are inspired by Christina.

Our Producer was unable to make it to Eugene to film Christina's attempt herself; however, she has a small crew overseeing the Eugene production and is confident that in their capable hands, Christina's efforts will be captured on camera beautifully. In the meantime, one of Christina's Fleet Feet Elite Racing teammates (and another woman in our film), Heather Prekop sent a message of encouragement to her on behalf of herself and all of Christina's friends. Click on the video below:

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Seven Day's 'til the Eugene Marathon & Christina's on her way!

Christina Overbeck departed Chicago yesterday and is getting ready to qualify for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Marathon Team Trials in the Eugene Marathon. (Her goal time is 2:45:00, one minute under the B qualifying standard.) Two weeks after Eugene, she'll be getting married and settling in Portland, Oregon, where she'll be sure to make new running friends. Go, Christina, go!!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Year Two of Production: Shamrock Shuffle 8K Shoot Tomorrow!

The very first day of production on our film was at last year's Shamrock Shuffle 8K in Chicago. Tomorrow (April 10), WendyCity Productions returns to the Shuffle to follow our ladies as they ramp up for the 2011 racing season... a season each woman hopes will result running the qualifying standard for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Marathon Team Trials in Houston, TX.

Although the Shamrock Shuffle segment shoot is tomorrow, there's still time to contribute to our film fund! Once we've shot the footage, it will need to be organized and stored on external hard drives. Of course, we'll need to duplicate the video and store it on duplicate drives in the event that one of the drives crashes, so you can imagine how expensive that can be! That being said, we really need your help! Your donations directly support this film by expanding our resources. Any amount is appreciated and each dollar will help. (Ex: $15 will allow us to rent a clip-on lavalier microphone for interviews. $45 pays for our tripod.) Please click on the Paypal link to the right if you'd like to help us get this film made. Thanks!

(p.s. We've added some new athletes to the film - see photos below - and are very excited to see how they do tomorrow!)