Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Post Boston Marathon Blues Giveaway

Before I get to the giveaway, this may be a bit premature since the Boston Marathon is still twelve days away.  There's a lot of things I've learned about myself in this marathon game, and one of them is to have a solid plan for once the race is over.  Perhaps I'm unique (that's a rhetorical statement) in that my postpartum race depression sets in within hours of completing a marathon.  Don't mock me...and don't tell me you've never looked at the race calendar within the first 48 hours of a mary to determine where you're going to get your next race adrenaline "fix." #runjunkie

I always have a plan for what I'm going to do as far as a next race when I have a big race planned.  Yes, I get some rest right after a marathon, but my mind and competitive spirit needs to know what's next.  I have compared the Boston Marathon to Christmas, or more appropriately the day after when all the anticipation, exhilaration, and gifts are gone.

With that, I'm "paying it forward" by offering the "Boston Marathon Blues Giveaway."  The good folks from Reebok Spartan Races and Ortholite have both provided giveaways.

We are giving away one from entry to any Reebok Spartan Race, and
Three pairs of Ortholite Insoles.

Enter at the bottom of this blog post and on my Facebook Page.

What is a Spartan Race?  Let's start with the concept was conceived by eight ultra-endurance athletes and one royal marine who have tackled Mt. Everest, the Ironman, and served military duty.  This is no dog walk or "fun run."


Reebok sponsors the Spartan Races and have introduced the All-Terrain Series especially designed to take on the rigors of such a course.  You won't want to wear your "Aunt Gail's" bleach white tennis shoes for one of these races.  Check out the Reebok All-Terrain Shoe HERE.

Along with the right shoe for the right race, you also need the right insole.  Ortholite insoles are designed to fit in all athletic and outdoor shoes or boots.  The open-cell foam is designed to allow air to circulate around the foot; keeping it cooler and drier in the shoe.  They also boast a unique spring-back technology that ensures your insole won't flatten out and it will retain 95% of its thickness over time.



There you have it; pick your next race and more gifts to ease the pain of those post-Boston blues.

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3 comments:

  1. Thanks for the giveaway! Missed the Spartan Race last year, and I don't intend to let that happen again...

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  2. Thanks! Good luck in Boston!

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  3. I'm trying to complete the trifecta this year. I just finished the sprint this weekend. 2 more to go!

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Average guy w/ an above average appetite for marathon racing and triathlons. Ran my 5th Boston in '15. 3:21, 1:29, 19:21 PR;full/half/5K Opinions & wit are mine