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My First Age Group Award (and before turning 60, too!)

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SPRR Beach Series 5K
An Award For Me?
"What?!"

That was my reaction when I heard my name announced for the 2nd Place Female Age 30-34. At the first 5K race in the St. Pete Road Runners Beach Series on June 24th, I accepted the award: a most welcome St. Pete Running Company Gift Card.

(Yes, I work there, and YES I cashed that thing in!)

I was totally shocked, not only because my time was not quite what I'd hoped for, but because the race had been so challenging (read: running ON the beach). The LAST thing I expected was that elusive Age Group award!

My dear friend, Sydney, took a video of me finishing the race.



It's no joke. I really expected to turn at least 50 before the running crowds filtered enough for me to earn any Age Group awards. The closest I've ever gotten is 4th place in my age group at a smaller race where no awards beyond top three overall finishers were given. More and more people are running than ever. Especially women. And I LOVE that and could ne…

And the Winner is...

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Spartan Race Entry Giveaway Winner
a Rafflecopter giveaway Congratulations, Scott! You've won a free entry to any US Spartan Race.

A Little Something For You
Thank you to all the contest entrants! You've been emailed a code for 10% off any US Spartan Race entry.
Blog readers, if you're interested in the 10% Spartan Race entry discount, make a comment on this blog post and I'll send you the code.


Get Ready For Spartan Fit!
Race Creator Joe DeSena's new book is now available for Pre-Order HERE.


Who's Ready to Mud Run?
Yeah, still not me. But I applaud all of you who take the plunge and push yourself through that dirty, filthy mud. Takes guts.
Anyone signed up for a mud run? Which one? Have you done it before? If it's your first time, are you nervous or excited?



Nat'l Running Day: Enter to Win FREE Spartan Race Entry

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Who Wants a FREE Entry into a Mud Run?

If you've been reading my blog, you won't be surprised to learn that the answer to the above question is...NOT ME!!

That's why I'm thrilled to be able to extend an offer given to me for a FREE Spartan Race entry to YOU, dear readers.

New Book by Spartan Race Creator Joe DeSena


For the mud run and Spartan Race fans out there, you'll be interested to learn that Spartan Race creator, and author of Spartan Up!, is releasing a new book called Spartan Fit! I have yet to read the book, but if you're a fan of Spartan Races, this is likely a book you'll enjoy. Pre-order HERE.


Happy National Running Day From Me to You
Enter the Rafflecopter (below) and you'll have a chance to win a FREE Spartan Race entry! One winner will be emailed a code, which will work one time for any open heat (non-confirmed start time) in any Spartan Race in the continental US.

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