Fine, I'm lying. The temperatures were hot that day, the course is challenging and full of hills and I may have wished once or twice that it was over. But guess what? That's what it feels like to push yourself. It is a rare day when someone says, "Wow! A PR - and I was barely working and just out for a stroll!" To earn those achievements, you have to push yourself.
Ready to push yourself? Win this giveaway and you can do it for. (Yes, I know you can just walk outside and run for free, but then you wouldn't get a cool medal or thousands of cheering fans, would you?)
The same group who organized and publicized the Publix Atlanta Half Marathon in March are leading the Allstate Life Insurance℠ Atlanta 13.1 Marathon®13.1 race. It will be in Atlanta, so prepare yourself for some hills. But also prepare yourself for a beautiful course, friendly volunteers and yummy snacks (and drinks) at the finish line - it's sponsored by Publix as well.
If you don't win, or you want to register a friend to join you, here are the details:
When: October 7th, 2012at 7:00am
Where: Start/Finish at Town Brookhaven in Atlanta, GA
Why: To have fun, push yourself and win some bling
Who: You, me and 5,000 of our best running buddies
Game? Sweet. Two winners will each win a FREE race entry to the Allstate Life Insurance℠ Atlanta 13.1 Marathon®. To enter, all you have to do is say something that you have to work hard for. Examples:
-I work hard to be this awesome every day. I eat awesome for breakfast.
-I pushed through pain and finished a marathon. Heck, maybe I pushed through pain to run my first mile.
|Fact: It feels better if you sweat for it.|
-I work hard to on long runs, on hilly routes and on new trails so I can kick ass at races like this.
If you don't win but want to join in on the fun, use this coupon code when you register for a $10 discount:
As always, I'll use this opportunity to trade free race entries for friends. You can like me on Facebook or visit the 13.1 Facebook page to stay updated. You could also go on Twitter, but since I don't "tweet" (is that what the kids are calling it?) that would just be for fun. Anything good over there, anyway? I'm too verbose to come up with anything interesting in 140 characters. Just kidding. I can't come up with anything good when I write 14,000 characters either.
Legal Nonsense: Two winners will be selected at random at midnight on Tuesday, June 12th and the winners announced the following day. Prizes for each include one free entry to the 13.1 Atlanta Half Marathon on October 7th, 2012. One comment will be counted as one entry. One entry per person. I was provided with free entry to this race.