Friday, March 7, 2014

Be Selfish...and a #Giveaway

A lot of the time I don't want to go for a run because I feel that I am taking time from my family...or work even.  I mean, taking care of the things that my family needs is certainly more important than my physical need (want) to go running.  Now as my wife who has been studying philosophy in school, (which she "loves" by the way) would say that this is a falsity.  Yes taking care of my family's needs are more important than going for a run.  And yes doing my actual work is more important than going for a run.  However, if you don't take care of yourself then you won't be able to take care of your family or your work so easily.  Your family may even have to start taking more care of you instead in the long run. (Pun not intended.)  I don't want to put a burden like that on my family.  So, yes I will be selfish.  For being selfish in this type of scenario means not being selfish at the same time.

I am committed to my family and my job, so in turn I have to be "selfish" and also be committed to myself and run.  How am I going to be selfish?  It means not letting work take over my lunchtime runs any more; or as often as I have been allowing.  It means taking the time for me so that I can perform better in all aspects of life.  It's a scientific fact that running (a.k.a. exercise) releases endorphins; and endorphins make you happy.  And if you are happy, then you can handle more easier and with less of a feeling that the stress will get to you.  This also means making sure that I get my taekwondo classes in so that not only am I doing something for cross training, but also so that I can be sure to have some kind of defense if something happens while I'm running.  (Thank you to my wife for supporting me in all my wacky ventures.)

Now speaking of being selfish, you have an opportunity to be selfish. Skinfit USA has sponsored Run This Year in our 1st quarter giveaway!



Here are the details to enter:
There will be ONE winner who will receive all of the following:
Klima S/S Baselayer: http://skinfitusa.com/shop/all/1201-klima-ss-shirt-baselayer/
Functional Beanie: http://skinfitusa.com/shop/all/9701-basics-functional-beenie/
Running Gloves: http://skinfitusa.com/shop/all/9556-basics-running-gloves/
Visor: http://skinfitusa.com/shop/all/9709-basics-sun-visor/
Basics T-Shirt: http://skinfitusa.com/shop/all/9202-basics-functional-t-shirt-ss/
Sport Socks: http://skinfitusa.com/shop/all/9401-basics-sport-socks-short/
All Valued at: $200 

Giveaway ends March 31st, 2014.
How to Enter:
1 Entry for Leaving a Comment (Mandatory)
1 Entry for Following @skinfitusa on Twitter
10 Entries for Every 100 Miles Ran (May only enter this way once per day.)



Terms & Conditions
Giveaway ends March 31st at 11:59 PM EST. Open to Residents of the US & Canada only.  Prizes cannot be shipped to PO Boxes. Winners will be selected by Random.org and be notified by email. Winners have 72 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. Please note that Running Hutch and all members of the Run This Year Team are not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes. We have represented each sponsor with the expectation they will fulfill their prize and in a timely manner. I, Running Hutch, will contact the sponsor regarding your prize(s). The sponsors, in most cases, are shipping their items to you directly. I will make every effort to assist you obtaining your prize. If there is an issue with a sponsor, please notify the blog you won a prize from within 30 days for assistance, after that we may be unable to assist you. The product offered for the giveaway is free of charge, no purchase necessary. Facebook, Twitter and Google+ are in no way associated with this giveaway. By providing your information in this form, you are providing your information to Run This Year and Run This Year alone. We do not share or sell information and will use any information only for the purpose of contacting the winner.

What do I have coming up?

I will have a Run This Year runner spotlight.  The runner is from the great state of Kansas and is self described as a Sasquatch!  I also have an update on my Lincoln Marathon training for Project Purple.  With the how well my fundraising efforts have been through my Crowdrise account for Pancreatic Cancer.  And along with that I will have a giveaway for some awesome stuff.  So, be on the look out.  Now get out there and be selfish!

Until next time, keep those beats coming!

33 comments:

  1. Run the year 2014 miles + 14 or more races!

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    1. I'm running my 1st this year. Good luck!

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    1. I'm doing just that this year, I hope you get yours accomplished!

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  4. My "Run This Year" goal is simple: to run again! No matter how slow, how much I have to walk, I need to get back out there and test out that knee :)

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    1. A very admirable goal! You'll get out there. I have faith in you. You'll have me for support the whole time!

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  5. My Run This Year goal is to do 5 marathons this year. The most I've ever done in a year is 2. I'm not in the best shape, so this is quite a lofty goal for me. :)

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    1. It might be a lofty goal, but I'm sure you can accomplish it! You will have the Run This Year community behind you the whole way!

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  6. run a half in under 2 hours

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    1. That sounds great! I would like to get to the 2 hour mark in general for a half!

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  7. Complete my third half marathon. My second was in 1982.

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    1. Wow! I'm sure you can do it! Good luck!

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  8. Ive never run a formal marathon but Ive trail ran the equivalent mileage twice!

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    1. And I'm sure you'd rock a formal marathon! I'm really liking trail running, it's a very different kind of running.

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  9. Keep Running, I do most of my miles on a dreadmill as well!

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    1. Awesome! Should we start a dreadmill club? LOL

      Good luck!

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    1. That would be really fun! That's coming in July for you, so you have a few months to train. I'll be gearing up my training for my 2nd marathon this fall and possibly my 1st ultra. Not to mention Spartan Race!

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  11. I'm going to try for more cross training and shooting for at least one new PR in a 5K or 10K.

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    1. That sounds great Stacie! I'm not a fast runner, but I like to go for longer distances myself. Good luck!

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  12. Run a race (any distance) every month.

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    1. Sounds like a good goal. How are we coming so far? Do you have 2 or 3 races in yet?

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    1. That is a "Fine" goal! That is my goal for the year. Good luck!

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  14. 14 races in 2014! I'm currently on schedule--just ran race 3 this morning!

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    1. That's awesome! Congrats on being on schedule! Keep it up!

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    1. We have the same goal! So awesome! Good luck!

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  16. This year I will run my first Marathon! Wooohoooo!!

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  17. run 1/2 marathon by Summer 2014

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  18. This year my goal is to complete my first ultra.

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