Each Finalist Had To Create A Photo Or Video About How Theyre Built With Chocolate Milk, Gregory Said.
She wasnt sure as she didnt like chocolate milk as child, but gave it a try, she said. It was delicious and it helped in my recovery and gets me ready better than other recovery drinks, Gregory said. Its a great recovery drink. I started to see a pattern in my training and it became a part of my ritual after my longer runs. She also started following Built With Chocolate Milk and decided to enter the Build It Challenge by entering a photograph of herself training, building and recovering with chocolate milk. The contest was divided into 16 entry periods and semi-finalists were chosen from each period. I was chosen on one of the last weeks. I was 15th or 16th, Gregory said. She won a $150 gift card to purchase sponsored gear, such as T-shirts and cycling shorts, and she thought that was it until she was notified that she was one of the three finalists nationwide. Each finalist had to create a photo or video about how theyre built with chocolate milk, Gregory said. I made a 15-second video, she said, and enlisted the help of friends to shoot video of her getting up in the morning, at the track, training on hills and drinking chocolate milk. At the end, Gregory said, I am built with chocolate milk. The videos were posted on Twitter and the finalist with the most re-tweets would be the winner. People could vote once a day, Gregory said. She had no idea how she was doing during the two-week voting period or how close the running was between her and the other finalists. Gregory plans to take her father, Gary Gregory, Conyngham; her fiance, Justin Murphy, Drums; and his father, Michael Murphy, Hazleton, as her guests. She and her fiance will run in the half-marathon, while her father plans to do the 5k event and her fiances father is doing the 10k event. Their airfare, hotel, entry in the runs are included in the grand prize, as well as a VIP package. Pop star Kid Rock will headline at the event. Were part of the VIP Experience, so well see him play, Gregory said. She has completed several races in the past four years, including one marathon and five half-marathons. Gregory raised $1,500 for the American Heart and Stroke Association when running in the Steamtown Marathon, and leads the Girls on the Run program, which fosters confidence in young girls while teaching a healthy lifestyle, in the Bloomsburg Area School District, where she teaches. We welcome user discussion on our site, under the following guidelines: To comment you must first create a profile and sign-in with a verified DISQUS account or social network ID.
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