Slow and Steady

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Turn Around: 100th Post and my First Giveaway

Wednesday Hump Day sounds funny, but like an out and back run it marks the turn around to the work week. I am so excited that I have a 3 day work week. I was off Monday for my son's birthday and have Friday off for a weekend with Super Hubby, ALONE! Did I mention Monday the 11th is a Holiday for me at work too? I thinking a trip to the Napa Valley to pick up the wine futures I ordered back in the spring time is a perfect way to spend that day.

I am super happy, so what has changed? Well, I still haven't run since Sept 24th and with my marathon only 10 days away, I'm kinda worried. As a way to temper my anxiety I printed the course map, penned in all the water aid stations, fuel aid stations and bench mark times for the 6:30 cut off. I posted them for miles 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25. While I have been encouraged not to run it, I haven't been told I can't walk it so right now my goal is still to finish. Thinking about 14 minute miles makes the endeavor seem doable.

Since the map thing made me feel so much better, I had time to think about how much I love fall. I love hearty seasonal foods, snuggley blankets, Halloween, weather changes and the birthdays of the three most important people in my life: Super Hubby, Duder and The Bug. I want other people to feel as super-fantastic as I do so I decided in honor of my 100th post, I would put together my first giveaway. Below are some of my current favorites:





2-cutesy Halloween buckets
1-pair of tall socks with skulls
3-Powerbar gels (Chocolate w/caffeine)
6-Luna Bars (all different flavors)
2-Cliff Shot Blocks (cranrazz flavor)

Here's how to enter (separate comment for each please).

1.  Mandatory~ Become a follower of my blog or let me know if you already are.
2.  Mandatory~ What is your preferred choice of fuel?
3.  Follow me on Twitter HERE.  I'm tortuga_runner.
4.  Post about this giveaway on your blog, Facebook or Twitter. Leave a comment for each.

BONUS ENTRIES ~Share your favorite thing about Fall or Halloween in a separate comment

Winner will be chosen using random.org.  Entries will be accepted until midnight on Tuesday October 12th and the winner will be announced Wednesday October 13th.

Thankful Three
  1. For feeling super-fantastic today
  2. For one of the books I am reading: Little Bee~so far it's a great read
  3. For friends, dinner tonight was awesome!

30 comments:

Jamoosh said...

I have my own fuel so there is no need to enter me into the contest (thanks for hosting though!).

However, your sweet picture of the loot gave me a thought: what would happen if I gave out energy bars to the kids for halloween instead of the usual junk...

Donna said...

I was expecting the loot from your purse...where is the half eaten snickers, chocolate covered donuts, and sour patch kids?

Jen said...

I'm a follower and secret stalker

Jen said...

I prefer Hammer Head gels... in PLAIN. But I LOVE Luna bars... favorite is Chocolate Peppermint (I think that is the name)

Christi said...

I am so glad that you are feeling good again. I love your blog but not necessarily the fall. Fall reminds me that winter is coming and I hate winter.

Have a great short week and enjoy Napa valley!

P said...

FOLLOWER!

P said...

I'm still working on fueling, but right now Perpetuem is working for me.

P said...

You're linked on my sidebar.

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I am a follower!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

My favorite race fuel is Chocolate Explosion GU. In fact, I would eat that stuff even when I am not running!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

You are linked on my sidebar!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

My favorite thing about fall is apple cider. Nothing beats hot apple cider on a cool day!

Meredith said...

I'm a new follower!

Meredith said...

I'm loving clif shot blocks right now. Well, loving them because they keep me feeling good, but would like to try the gu chomps after my 1/2 next weekend. I hear they're a little smaller and easier to swallow.

Meredith said...

My favorite thing about fall? The smells, the leaves changing color, the crisp mornings, baking zucchini bread and pumpkin bread, using candles that smell delicious again, sweaters and jeans... Okay, the list could go on! Fall is my absolute favorite time of year!

Jenna Z said...

I follow your blog!

Jenna Z said...

I love a banana with peanut butter! Or cashew butter. Yum!

Jenna Z said...

I follow you on twitter too!

Forward Foot Strides said...

I'm a follower!

Forward Foot Strides said...

Hmm for fuel, I'm still experimenting. At the moment I'm using GU, but I bought Hammer Gel because I was able to purchase it in bulk.

Forward Foot Strides said...

I linked to your contest in my giveaway section!

track coach and adorable wife said...

I am a new follower! We also have a giveaway going on over on our blog but it ends today (friday) http://trackcoach-tressaabe11.blogspot.com/

track coach and adorable wife said...

I love Clif Shot bloks

track coach and adorable wife said...

I posted the giveaway on fb

track coach and adorable wife said...

I posted the giveaway on our blog

track coach and adorable wife said...

I love everything about fall, but mostly I love to decorate for both Halloween and Christmas!

Kris said...

I am a follower

Kris said...

I like gu- espresso love.

Kris said...

I posted on my blog

Kris said...

Love fall, pumpkin patches, apple picking,cool weather.