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Monday, December 27, 2010
New Year's Resolution Giveaway!
I'm race-shopping this morning, since I have the day off. I'm trying to plan next year's race schedule, culminating (I hope) with the St. Jude Marathon on December 3rd, 2011. And I've noticed one common theme - race entry fees are expensive!
For me, planning the race schedule is my New Year's Resolution. It ensures that I will keep training, and keep eating a healthy diet, and avoid overindulging in soda or alcohol or fatty foods - all of which interfere substantially with my training. I'm lucky enough to have a wonderful job and a reasonable income at the moment, but that hasn't always been the case. And I know there are other folks in the blogosphere who may be struggling to make ends meet, or for whom a race entry fee takes away from some other family need.
So, after conferring with my wonderful husband (did I mention he never complains about my running/quilting/educational obsessions?), I've decided to hold a New Year's Resolution giveaway that might help one of you a little bit. I wish I could afford to pay for a year of races for one of you, but since I can't do that, here's what I can do: my husband and I will pay up to $60 toward a race entry fee for one winner.
That's right - up to sixty clams greenbacks bucks. For you, and the race of your choice if you are the winner! Hopefully, it will help you keep your own New Year's Resolution. It can be used for any endurance activity you are interested in - cycling, running, swimming, triathlon, unicycling, distance juggling... whatever. I'll choose a winner out of all the eligible entries on January 2nd and we'll make arrangements for the payment after that.
Do I have your interest? Good! Here's how to enter:
1. Comment and let me know in which race you'd use the entry fee. You can change your mind if you win - I'm just race shopping and I want to see which races you're considering. I'm nosy like that!
2. Follow my blog, or let me know if you already do.
3. Share this giveaway on your blog, Facebook or Twitter.