Sunday, October 4, 2009

13.1/26.2 Challenge & FREE Entry Contest

"13.1/26.2 Challenge & FREE Entry CONTEST" Posted on the blog

”Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.”
~William Ellery Channing

So far, there are four people who have accepted the challenge set forth to join me in a life changing 13.1 miles!

Here is your chance to get a FREE entry into The Blue Ridge Parkway Marathon and Half Marathon (!

I completely will admit that the training guide that I am going to use is from the book mentioned a few weeks ago in the blog post “Rainy Day Reading”. The half marathon training schedule that I am using is from, The Nonrunner's Marathon Guide for Women, by Dawn Dais. If you do not have the book, email me ( and I will get you a copy of the schedule, though you may enjoy the book.

If you are like me and have never in your life participated in or thought you would be doing a half marathon, then this helpful schedule will be just what you need. With a run group and a walk/run group for a half marathon, it takes you over a 20 week time frame. Those 20 weeks will start in December 2009. Yes it will be cold then!

Now, to help you even more with accepting this most amazing challenge of joining me over 13.1 miles and how you can get a FREE entry into The Blue Ridge Parkway Marathon and Half Marathon (, all you have to do is answer a question. The weather is getting cold and for most of us it is requiring more gear than simply lacing up sneakers and throwing on a T-shirt and shorts.
What is your preferred source of warmth on those cold days of training through the winter?
A. Tights (sleek like a gazelle)
B. Track warm up pants (the whistling would sound neat)
C. Tough it out in the shorts (my legs lost feeling years ago)
D. Take it to the gym (I’m a weather princess)

Email me at or post a comment on this blog post. Your name will be thrown into a hat, well more like a fish bowl or salad bowl, seeing as how I do not have a nifty top hat laying about the house. But either way your name will be added and winner will randomly be drawn from submissions between today October 5, 2009 to October 19, 2009, will be entered and a name. Remember your email and name has to be included in the response so that you can get cool updates on The Blue Ridge Parkway Marathon and be notified if you won.

Good luck!

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