Heads up! For every comment left on this post from now until my race on October 19th, I’ll donate $1, up to $100, to the Boston One Fund in support of the recovery from the Boston Marathon Bombings. Scroll down for more details.
A while back, I mentioned that I’m working with Runner’s World Magazine (um, obsessed) and joining a crew of bloggers who will be participating in the Runner’s World Half weekend in October.
DISCLOSURE: Runner’s World is covering my travel expenses and the sponsors have sent me some cool perks:
This event is a pretty big deal for me because:
a) I can’t believe that picked me — ME! — since I still have a hard time considering myself as a runner
b) the others who are going are speedy and I’m not so much
c) I’m leaving my baby for three nights and that’s crazy
(If you want to sign up, I have some discount codes for the half marathon or the hat trick: 10% off Half: kwidrickRWHalf /10% off Hat Trick: kwidrickRWHat. The signup is here: http://rw.runnersworld.com/rwhalf/.)
Training has been tough as of recent weeks because I was very sick (allergies, I now think), I traveled, my husband was out of town for work and it has been crazy hot in Florida. I have been logging all of my miles outside but now that I have joined a gym, I think I’ll be doing as much mileage as I can on the treadmill…with air conditioning and cable TV.
I know that the treadmill can be a really divisive topic — some love it and others HATE it. I actually don’t mind especially because I tend to zone out on my runs rather than enjoy the view. I like to put the headphones in and forget that I actually chose to put my body through such torture.
One of the amazing brands I’ve gotten to know in the last few weeks (Runner’s World knows how to put on an event, y’all) is ifit.com, and they’re going to raffle one of these Boston Marathon Treadmills to one of the bloggers who is on the RW Half team. (DISCLOSURE: this post counts as an entry — still a long shot but I had to try!)
I shared what the Boston Marathon means to me here (before the bombings) and I think what’s really cool about this machine is that you can run while watching high definition video workouts of the actual Boston race course — Heartbreak Hill and all.
It even connect to your home’s wireless network (um, hello live Tweeting my runs) which just gives me the happy shivers.
So tell me — dreadmill or treadmill?
And now, since it’s not fair to just brag about a super cool treadmill that I might win…how about this? For every comment left on this post from now until my race on October 19th, I’ll donate $1, up to $100, to the Boston One Fund in support of the recovery from the Boston Marathon Bombings. NOTE: this donation is from me, not from any of the sponsors mentioned here, and the comments have NO bearing on whether I win the treadmill or not — the winners will be drawn from a raffle of other entries.