Week reviewed and Spartan Race entry winner!

First things first. Thank you everyone for entering the contest to win a Spartan race entry. The randomly chosen winner was comment #14.

spartangiveawaywinnerThis was 13Point1 (@Running13Point1)  Congratulations!  I contacted you on Twitter since the email address connected wasn’t valid. Please respond with 48 hours or I will need to pick a new winner. Thanks!

Last week, I was so busy running errands and getting everything I needed to leave for Calfironia this week. My workouts were not so great. I need to stick to my schedule when I get back to California. Snow and freezing cold temperatures make me want to just curl up with a good book and hot cup of coffee.

I did get in a 3 mile run on Wednesday and a 6 on Sunday.

My 6 on Sunday I did a test run for Star Wars.  Any idea who I am doing a mock up costume for? The good news is, it withstood my 6 miles so we have a winner!

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Week in Review

Wow, January is starting off fast and busy. I’m finally back into the swing of things and back on track. I’m trying to get in 3 runs a week, 2 shorter and one longer. I also started tracking my food. For some reason taking a few extra cookies doesn’t seem like such a great idea when you write it down. 😉

Next week I leave this lovely cold,snowy state for California!  Super excited for my first trip out to Disneyland since I was 8. Also can’t wait for my first race of the year, the Star Wars Half Marathon. Anyone have recommendations on places to see and eat outside of the Disney area?

Week in review:

Monday: cross training workouts at home

Tuesday: rest

Wednesday: 3 mile run

Thursday: cross training workouts at home

Friday: 4 mile run

Saturday: cross training workouts at home

Sunday: 12 miles.  The roads were snowy and icy. I can’t risk an injury so I did this indoors on a track. Felt like the longest 12 miles I’ve ever done!

Reminder, my Spartan race giveaway closes on Sunday! Go here to enter!

Spartan Race News and Giveaway!

The new year is here with new goals for many of us. I’ve stated before that doing a Spartan race is on my bucket list. Will 2015 be the year for that? Wait and see!

In case you aren’t aware of what the Spartan Race series is, here is a short breakdown.

The Spartan race series is obstacle course racing to test your strength, stamina, and sense of humor. The series is broken down into 3 categories:

The Sprint: 3+ miles, 15+ obstacles

The Super 8+ miles, 20 obstacles

The Beast – 12+ miles / 25+ obstacles

If you are really up for the challenge and want to do a few of these races, you can get a season pass! There are awesome perks that comes with this including: unlimited racing, special travel discounts and more!

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*Valid for events within one year of purchase date. US Pass valid for continental US events only. Annual Race Pass may not be used for certain special events such as (but not limited to): charity heats, Ultra Beast, Hurricane Heat, kids race or Spartan Cruise. Racer must still pay insurance and processing fee per race registration. Pass usage is strictly limited to pass owner.

Every year Spartan hosts the Spartan World Championship race. Next year they have chosen an awesome new location for it, Lake Tahoe, California.

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Coming soon is the Joe Desena’s “Spartan UP!” podcast. Sign up now for the premier week in January. I think this will be great inspiration for everyone to hear!

For further information on the Spartan race series and to see a list of locations, visit their official site: http://www.spartan.com/

Race Giveaway time!

The awesome people at the Spartan race series have provided me with ONE FREE SPARTAN RACE ENTRY for one of my readers! This entry is good for any upcoming Spartan Race in the continental US that is out of pre-registration,open heat(non-confirmed start time).

To enter, answer the following question:

1. Which Spartan race would you choose to run and why?

Extra entry:

2. Like my Facebook page and leave a separate comment below saying you did:
https://www.facebook.com/JennifersRunningJourney

Contest ends: Sunday January 11,2015 at 11:59 PM EST.

If you don’t win the entry,or want to sign up for a race now, enter SPARTANBLOGGER for 10% off any race in the US!

Disclosure: I received all promotional materials for this post from Spartan Race. This post was sponsored by Reebok Spartan Race. I received no compensation for this post. All opinions are my own.

Challenge yourself and test your limits in 2015!

Challenge yourself! Upcoming Spartan Races & Giveaway

Have you ever wanted to challenge yourself outside of doing a straight running race? Reebok Spartan Races are excellent obstacle course racing events. When I was approached by them to do a blog post on their upcoming races,I was super excited!  I’ve had their events on my radar for awhile now,and once my marathon training is over, I hope to give one a try as well!

The Spartan series has a race for everyone! From the novice racer,The Sprint, up to the extremist,the Death Race,and all levels in between!

The month of November brings us cooler temperatures,which is a great time of the year to challenge yourself and try something new!  There are many upcoming locations including:

Miller Park in Milwaukee,Wisconsin November 1,2014

The Sprint: 3+ MILES / 15+ OBSTACLES

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November 1: The Sprint – 3+ MILES / 15+ OBSTACLES

November 2: The Beast – 12+ MILES / 25+ OBSTACLES ( a huge challenge and accomplishment)

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Mississippi Spartan Sprint – 3+ MILES / 15+ OBSTACLES

November 8,2014

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For further information visit: http://www.spartan.com/

GIVEAWAY!

I’m excited for my first blog giveaway!

I was provided with ONE FREE SPARTAN RACE ENTRY for one of my readers! This entry is good for any upcoming Spartan Race in the continental US that is out of pre-registration,open heat(non-confirmed start time). (2014 or 2015)

To enter answer the following question: Have you ever done a Spartan race? If so,how did you train for it? OR, If you have not done one,how would you train for it?

One extra entry: Like my Facebook and leave a comment here saying you did.
https://www.facebook.com/JennifersRunningJourney

Contest end date: October 5,2014 at 11PM Central time. Winner will be contacted and announced on my blog on October 6,2014

If you don’t win the entry,or want to sign up for a race now, I have a 10% off code for you! SPARTANBLOGGER is the code

Now get out there and challenge yourself!!

Disclosure: I received all promotional materials for this post from Spartan Race. This post was sponsored by Reebok Spartan Race. I received no compensation for this post. All opinions are my own.