Thursday, September 9, 2010

Week 3: Chobani Giveaway!

So, this morning as I was just about to start some dynamic stretching before my run, a guy asked me if I had a cigarette. All I could do, dressed in my running gear with my hydration belt around my waist, was laugh and ask in return "I'm about to go for a run, do you really think I'd have a cigarette?" His response: "It's 5:25am, who goes for a run this early?" Well, you all know who... people who prefer endorphins and seratonin over nicotine and alcohol! He was obviously on his way home from a long night at a bar. My run was okay. Not stellar, but it's a beautiful fall-like morning with crisp cool air and that kept me going! I finished with about 15 minutes of stretching. I need to do more of that tonight and tomorrow morning to loosen up my legs. I don't know why they're as tight as they are!

Last week, one of my favorite bloggers (and a new-ish resident of my hometown!) passed the Cherry On Top award to me! No doubt you've seen it going around lately - it seems to be the award du jour! Of course, I'm honored to get any award, but I felt especially honored to be bestowed this honor by Morgan at Redhead Running!

Here are the rules:
1. Answer the question: If you had the chance to go back and change one thing in your life, would you and what would it be?

2. Next, thank the person who gave you the award.

3. Finally, pick 6 people and give them this award. You then have to inform the person that they have gotten this award.

Here is my response:
1. Looking back, there have been countless times when I wish I had instantly come up with some witty comeback to some snarky comment. But, I really wish that I had gotten involved with a sport when I was younger. Don't get me wrong, I was busy and my parent's cars were burning gas like nobody's business! But, I think if I had played a sport I would have gotten an earlier start down my journey to healthy living. I hope that I would have taken better care of myself sooner. Maybe then I wouldn't have had to deal with some of the things I've had to deal with.

2. I think I have already done this one, but I'll do it again - THANK YOU MORGAN!! You are an inspiration to me and I hope that one day we'll get a chance to run together!

3. I'm gonna shake things up a little here. Keep reading....

This is Week 3 of the Chobani Giveaway!!

To enter the giveaway this week for two coupons for a free 6oz Chobani greek yogurt, you have to answer the Cherry On Top question:
If you had the chance to go back and change one thing in your life, would you and what would it be? (don't worry, no judging here!)

The rules: only one entry per person, per week. You must answer the question(s) posed the day of the entry. Because the coupons don't specify they are only allowed in the US, anyone can enter (as long as you know they'll be accepted in your country). You must be willing to provide me with your address so I can send them to you and you must be willing to try Greek yogurt! Contest ends TONIGHT at MIDNIGHT! Winner will be announced in tomorrow's 5 for Friday post.

Good Luck!

workout stats -
4 mile run


Silly Girl Running said...

OK, I'm googling now if they sell Chobani in Holland! Didn't find any place yet, but as soon as I do, I'm entering this giveaway!

And you deserve that Cherry on Top Award! :)

abbi said...

I wouldn't change anything...sure, there are sometimes things I'd think I'd change but then I wouldn't end up where I am now and am a pretty happy camper!

Barbara said...

Be careful out there !

Nicole said...

Just found your blog after you posted on my guest post on RunnersKitchen-thanks! Anyways, you TELL that cigarette guy! Totally revolting. One thing I would change is registering for a triathlon last summer while I still had a bike to ride and was sort-of training for. Someday I'll buy a good bike but it seems rather inconvenient to have in NYC!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

i only had one thing that I've ever said i would change. I would have done study abroad in college instead of being afraid of leaving my boyfriend at the time

JC said...

I'd listen to my mom and get to learn yoga earlier.

Forward Foot Strides said...

I'd have worked on getting healthier earlier in life. And not marrying my (now ex)husband.

Emily N. said...

I would have done more socialization in college instead of focusing so intently on my classes.

sophia said...

I don't think I would change much....wait, no. I would change the fact that my "nap" turned into a 6-hour slumber last night and I missed my first class. Gah.

That is such a sweet award! :-)

lindsay said...

crazy about the man just coming home. such extreme ends of lifestyles!