Monday, October 10, 2011

My (CNN-Approved) Chicago Marathon iReport!

Marathon day keeps getting better and better!

I just joined the CNN iReport community a couple of weeks ago and LOVE it. It's totally giving me practice being a "rookie reporter" (so I like to think). Regardless, I must admit- it's FUN!

Yesterday, I submitted an iReport video of the Chicago Marathon. And who would have thought?! It was actually approved by CNN! Wahoo!!!

Let me back up a second. Basically, anyone and everyone can submit an iReport on any topic under the sun. However, only if it is considered "vetted and approved" by CNN, will it be potentially AIRED on CNN! So you KNOW my day was TOTALLY made yesterday, when I received an email from one of the CNN iReport producers yesterday afternoon, indicating that my iReport was CNN-approved! Wahoo (again!)!

As if that weren't enough, I just checked my "views" and my iReport is up to 6,000+ views! In a mere day! I know that isn't like earth-shattering, but for me it is! If this is how excited I get about my 6,000ish views, I can't even imagine my excitement levels if I were to ever "go viral". Hahahah. I don't think Mother Earth would be able to handle the energy levels, let's be honest...

In the meantime... I do hope you enjoy a brief tidbit of the 2011 Chicago Marathon!


  1. Your iReport is the 6th article down under "U.S." on CNN right now!! So exciting!

  2. Whoa, that's awesome Christie! I am so excited to someday be able to say, "yeah, that famous chick Christie, she's one of my best friends!" Oh, I have been seeing on the news a had a baby 7 hours after running the Chicago about crazy fitness dedication! Miss you!
    xoxo, Nicole :)

  3. i meant to say a LADY had a baby 7 hours after running....i'm tired, oops! p.s. i emailed you about australia....write me!!

  4. @Amy - how FUN!! Thanks for the heads up!!

    @Nicole - I KNOW, RIGHT?! About that lady having a baby... IN-sane. And yet, so awesome.