We all have varying reasons for why we started running. I’ve been running for about as long as I can remember. It started when I was 8 as an attempt by my parents to tire me before bedtime, making me run lap after lap around 2 acres on our property…any attempts to take a shortcut resulted in an extra lap. Fast forward to middle school and high school, where I joined track and cross-country. I slipped in college as some do, picking up a few years later. Met my handsome husband, got married, let it slip again. Fast forward to the doctor threatening to put me on blood pressure medicine. It felt like I had been hit by brick. I was 25 years old, 25 pounds overweight with high blood pressure and blood sugar. How had someone so fit become so weak and pathetic?
Which brings me to my main point. I want to spread the run happy message by offering an individual the chance to participate in the Allstate Atlanta 13.1. The kind folks at Georgia Marathon/Allstate Atlanta 13.1 marathon have offered up a free entry to give away to my readers. How cool is that?! So stoked at being able to offer someone the opportunity to what is sure to be challenging and rewarding with an awesome post-race party to boot!
How do I enter?
So here’s how it works. Comment on this post about why you run. Write me a note, a novel, whatever your fancy. What makes you lace up your shoes on pitch-black mornings or on days where the skies pour down unrelenting? Why did you start running, and why do you continue today? Be sure to include your name.
Are there any rules?
Enter by midnight of Friday EST time. The winner will be announced on Saturday, September 8th at 7:30 p.m. on my Facebook page and via Twitter, so be sure to follow me! Why such an odd time? Mainly because our wee one goes to bed at 7, so that gives me time to get on here, and it gives everyone time to submit their entries. Also, if the winner does not reply within 48 hours, I will move on to the next person in line.Disclaimer: Per FTC requirements, I am not receiving any compensation for promoting Allstate Atlanta 13.1 marathon nor for offering the entry.