Monday, May 2, 2011

Now I HAVE to do it.

I have big news, BIG. Last week I entered a blog give away. I usually never enter them because I never, ever win. But this one was an amazing give away. I stalk this blog because I love to find new healthy recipes and I love to find new work outs as well. You should check it out. Anyways, I entered and guess what? I won!!! Seriously I did. I won a $200 visa gift card!! I was so stinkin excited I couldn't believe it.

But now here is the catch. To enter, you had to say how you would use the gift card to have a healthier life style. Well, this is what I said,

"I would use it to sign up for a half marathon (which I have never done), buy some new running shoes, and train my guts out."

Seeing how I won I registered for this today:

I hear it is the "easiest" half marathon out there. Lets hope it is.

Now the training part.

I actually just got these beauties with my REI dividend, but I am sure I will be needing more shoes after training my guts out.

And Trent gave me my Mother's Day gift early-a garmin gps watch. Now I can train, keep track of my speed, my miles, heart rate, and calories burned (which lets face it-its the real reason I run). This was also purchased with our REI dividend. You gotta love free stuff.

And maybe with the remaining money on the card I will purchase some of these, seeing how they are the reason for all this.

Here is to hoping I survive a half marathon and to a healthier me!

Thanks Janetha at Meals and Moves and thanks FiberChoice!!!


Anonymous said...

Awesome!!! You should do the star valley half marathon with us!!

Mindy said...

If you're trained for Wasatch Back, you're trained for a 1/2 marathon, and vice versa. :) You're set!

Julie said...

That's so cool that you won something! $200 will really get you going on your goal. A half marathon! Good luck! Yeah, I'm ready to shed a few pounds. I think we will use our tax return to buy some equipment. Nice shoes and cool gadget. That will make it more fun for sure.

Kim said...

Um this is super cool and I must confess that I'm a little jealous.

I'm so excited that you signed up for a half. You can totally do it and now you'll even be doing it in style.

Becky said...

Yay for you! And you'll love the Hobble Creek race--that's one of my favorites. Go Amy Go!

Anonymous said...

Oh and what exactly is an REI dividend? And how do I get one? :)

linds said...

i can't believe i missed that givaway. i heard a rumor i could not have won anyways. congrats to you. if you need a running partner, call me. i need to get my butt moving, even if i don't have sweet new kicks to do it in.

Janetha @ meals + moves said...

yeah linds.. you couldn't have won. haha. sorry.

glad you won! it's cool when people who know people you know win things from you even though you don't know them. you know? ;)