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Women’s Half Marathon St. Petersburg Giveaway

by Meghann on August 14, 2012

Another sign summer is almost over….the sun is rising later and later.

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Something about jumping in the pool before the sun rises just doesn’t feel right.

The good news is, after our coach pushed our limits last week, he took it easy on us today. Lots of long intervals at a steady pace that allowed everyone to stretch out their strokes and really reach during their pulls. I was a fan.

We did a total of 1500 meters and called it a day. I was not complaining. ;)

Breakfast!

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Overnight Oats in Jar <– my favorite!

The mix:

  • last bit of honey peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • plain Chobani
  • milk
  • raisins
  • cinnamon
  • chis seeds

On top:

  • fresh cherries (bag is almost gone)
  • granola

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Love those layers!

Women’s Half Marathon St. Petersburg Giveaway

As I mentioned in yesterday’s race line-up post, I’m registered to run the Lady Speed Stick Women’s Half Marathon in St. Petersburg on November 18th. It’s a race I’m very excited about!

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I’ve come *this close* to registering for the Women’s Half Marathon the last two years, but the race always fell on a weekend I was out of town. However, this year I blocked the November 18th weekend in my calendar back in February just to make sure my schedule was kept clear for the race. We’re a few months out and so far it’s still good to go.

What I’m really excited about for this race is the course. It’s very similar to the Rock ‘n’ Roll race I ran in February (which I LOVED) and takes you along the water in St. Pete. It’s a beautiful, flat and fast course that only takes you on one (small) bridge and you get to run on the pier (a lot of locals aren’t fans of running on the pier, but I’ve always enjoyed the scenic views).

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The medal is another bonus. Part of the medal can be removed and added to a necklace as a charm.

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Over the last year I’ve had the honor of getting to know some of the folks at Women’s Running Magazine (the original organizers of the event) and they are such a great, dedicated team who really love the sport of running and everything it encompasses. They created this series to take the intimidation factor out of running. It’s a race that encourages “girl power,” being fit, staying strong, and cheering women on to achieve goals they never thought possible. This is an every-woman race. It’s walker-friendly, it’s mother/daughter friendly, it’s first-timer friendly, and it’s PR pace friendly. There will be no fancy expos or crazy crowds, but there will be a few thousand new friends cheering you on to your goal and a heck of a lot of fun.

So, what do you think? Do you want to run it?

I have ONE free race entry for the Women’s Half Marathon St. Petersburg to giveaway today. To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment below listing who your biggest running inspiration is. Is it your mom? Your best friend? Ryan Hall? Share below!

My biggest running inspiration is my sister. We’ve been running together since 2008 (when she pushed me through my first 5k) and to this day she is still my favorite running partner. She is the strongest woman I know and her commitment to staying fit and healthy with everything else she has going on, always inspires me to do the same. I wouldn’t be the runner I am today without her. :)

You have until Wednesday (8/15/12) at midnight to enter. I’ll draw a winner for my Thursday AM post. The contest is good for race entry only, the winner is responsible for his/her travel.

Oh! And if you don’t win – but still want to do the race! – use the coupon code MMBLOG10FL during your registration for $10 off any event entry.

Good Luck!

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