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Reebok Spartan Race Giveaway!

January 15, 2015

We just rang in 2015 and with a New Year comes the chance to develop a new YOU!

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Welcome to the [3rd Annual] Mama’s Got a New Look Giveaway Hop Event. A fabulous group of bloggers have come together to give all you special, deserving Mamas a chance at a New Look for the New Year so be sure to hop around to all the blogs participating at the bottom of this post.

Here’s your chance to a New Look, by joining the Reebok Spartans! In 2015, they have created a Season Pass for all runners interested in running any race, any where, any time. Benefits include:

  1. Free Bag Check
  2. 1 Year Global Rescue Access
  3. Race Any Heat (elite included at no additional charge)
  4. Discounts on Hotels, Rental Cars and More

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Or, why not join their 2015 Reebok Spartan World Championship in Lake Tahoe. Or better yet, join the Reebok Spartan Cruise where you can race on an exclusive island course! Got kids? Bring them, they’ll cruise for free. Meet the Founder, train with Elites, and they even have a payment plan! Spots are limited so sign up now.

So, check out their website here and comment below with your race date for a chance to win a free entry!

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Spartan Up! Podcast

WE UNCOVER WHAT MAKES THE MOST SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WINNERS.

The epitome of grit, Joe Desena, founder & CEO of Spartan Race and NY Times best-selling author, travels the globe seeking answers from experts like Sir Richard Branson, Steve Pressfield, Barbell Shrugged, and many more. Joe’s interviews with authors, academics, athletes, adventurers, CEOs and thought leaders will shift your thinking, make you laugh and and give you the tools you need. He’s on a mission to find the secrets to success in all aspects of life. Not only does Joe interview epic people, he has brought together an amazing panel to break down and analyze every aspect of these interviews. We give you the ultimate blueprint and action steps to assimilating these powerful conversations into your own life. The Podcast is now live here:

So Easy Being Green, Viva Veltoro, the Blogging Mamas Network, and the Mama’s Got a New Look participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.

Disclaimer:  I was not compensated for this review, I simply exchanged sharing information for a free race code to giveaway. 

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Five Reasons to run the Red Ribbon Half Marathon

November 11, 2014

Last Saturday I ran the Red Ribbon Half Marathon in Lakeland. I had a vague idea of the course and some friends warned me about the hills. But really, how hilly could it be? This is Florida after all. Well, they weren’t kidding. But before I get ahead of myself, here are my top five reasons to run this race.

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  1. Beautiful Course: This course went through some of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Lakeland. Some of those houses could be on the cover of Better Homes and Gardens. I knew the homes around Lake Hollingsworth were beautiful, I just didn’t realize how many more beautiful houses were outside of that area. In addition, we ran through the Florida Southern College Campus which was amazing as well.
  2. Spectators: Throughout the entire course there were people cheering for us! I did not expect this at all. It was a great surprise especially since I went to the race by myself. So, people of Lakeland, Thank you! Oh, and to those kids handing out the icy paper towels at mile 11, THANK YOU!
  3. Supplies: So thankful for all the volunteers offering both Gatorade and water throughout the course. Half way through they were handing out Gu packets. Yum. Later on, I saw some bananas too. And let’s not forget the porta potties. Thank you!
  4. Challenge: If you are looking for a race to test your stamina and endurance, this would be it. There was a very long and steady incline hill at around mile marker 4. But the worst was Success Hill and Massachusetts Avenue both at mile 11 and 12. Yes, there were two very big hills, for Florida, so close to the finish line. Talk about intense. Despite all the hills, I was somehow able to manage a new PR!
  5. Fun: This was one of the most exciting courses I’ve done. I wasn’t able to do early packet pickup so I was a little rushed in the morning picking up my bib, but once the race started all the nerves settle down and it was a very enjoyable experience.
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Do’s and don’ts for race week

November 6, 2014

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Taper week is here and there’s much debate between runners about it. Some love it, some hate it. I for one, relish it. It gives me a chance to relax before the big day. So, here’s my list of do’s and don’ts for race week!

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