Sunday, September 25, 2011

Ramblin' Rose Women's Half Marathon

Today I am a bottomless tank.  It may have something to do with my PMPDR (Post-Marathon Personal Distance Record) of 8 miles that I achieved earlier today-- in between thunderstorms no less!

What motivated such a jump in mileage this week?  Well, for one, I knew I could do it.  I have been wimping out of long runs for about 9 months now, yet I feel as if I am in the best shape of my life.  I have been consistently working out 4-6 times a week and pushing my stamina on the bike, as well as in the gym. 

Secondly, I am looking forward to a few events on my calendar that are fast approaching.

Every year I get together with the girls (Ashley's Army) for the Triple Lakes Trail Run.  My first year at the event I achieved my very first half marathon.  My second and third years I participated in marathon relays.  Now in my fourth year I will again run a leg of the marathon relay.

Originally scheduled for 11 miles, I have dropped down to a shorter leg of 8 miles because of recent developments in plans.  When I met with some really awesome guys from Endurance Magazine and Sport Often this week they offered me a much coveted spot in the very first North Carolina women's only half marathon.  The half-mary just happens to land on the day after Triple Lakes but I couldn't pass up this opportunity!  And you shouldn't have to either.

This week I am giving away an entry into the Ramblin' Rose Half Marathon.  Here are the details:

What- Ramblin' Rose Half Marathon
When- Sunday, October 16, 2011 7:30am
Where- Durham, NC, American Tobacco Campus
I am likely going to be a few miles short of fully trained for this race, let alone two races back-to-back, but I just couldn't turn down the opportunity.  I plan to just do my best and go with how my body feels.  So even if you are not 100% ready for this opportunity, I encourage you to enter to win, and run-walk this event with me!

Here's how to win:

Leave a comment below.  For fun, I want you to tell me your favorite food (vegan or non-vegan!)

You can get a bonus entry by following me on twitter and/or facebook and then leave a separate comment below letting me know you did (or already do).

Comments will be open until Friday morning at 8am when I will draw a winner at random for the free entry. 

Ramblin' Rose events are a unique and exciting experience.  This morning I went to Charlotte's Ramblin' Rose Triathlon and watched as 1600 women of all ages, shapes and sizes completed a triathlon!  It was motivational and uplifting and I can imagine this half marathon will be just as exciting!  These events celebrate the empowerment of women and benefit many worthy causes, including one near and dear to my heart--Girls on the Run!

Just comment below for your chance to win!  Good luck!

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