Yesterday on our Facebook page, Janelle posted that she played Santa at Costco, snapping up a Garmin for her own stocking. She wrote, “Now I might be as excited as my girls for Christmas morning (if there wasn’t so much to get done).”
Hallelujah, Janelle, we also think a Garmin is the perfect present for a runner.
That’s why we are culminating our 12K's of the Holidays with one lucky gal winning a Garmin Forerunner 110, complete with a Garmin heart rate monitor. We love pretty much everything about the 110: from the fact it works as a time-teller, as well as a pace-keeper and distance-tracker to the fact it feels more like a watch than a semi-conductor strapped to my wrist. During every tempo run, track workout, long run, and, most importantly, race that puppy is strapped to my wrist, letting me know I'm on target (or not--ack!).
To be the one-and-only winner of a 110, tell us your favorite holiday song. Yes, our gift to everyone is a gimme question so more folks have a chance to win. I've been overdosing on a Pandora holiday station on my computer when I work, a carols-only station while piloting the Odyssey, and the Glee Christmas CD on the stereo. But my all-time fave remains Band Aid's "Do They Know It's Christmas." Bono's heart-wrenching line, "Well, tonight thank God it's them instead of you" gets me every time. (And the whole song transports me back to freshman year of college...)
Share your most beloved holiday song with us, and we'll wrap a Garmin Forerunner 110 for you.
1. Kathy: The part of my life that takes a hit for running is sleep. If I can’t get out in the early AM I am much less likely to fit it in. I don’t like to sacrifice my family time because that is so limited with work and school and real world activities. So I may not maintain my youthful glow for much longer due to sleep deprivation, but I will certainly live longer and happier with my early morning runs!
2. Kasey: Sleep is always a big sacrifice, especially as a mom where is seems like there is never enough! (who doesn’t love waking up to “MOM I HAVE STINKY POOP” screamed from the bathroom?) I sacrifice fashion, because when it comes down to it how can I spend $80 on cute boots when that is nearly a new pair of running shoes? I sacrifice time with my kids and husband, but I love that my kids ask about my run. I love knowing that they see me making the time to be active, and I know it makes me a much happier mom when I come home.
Congrats Kathy and Kasey! E-mail us at runmother at gmail dot com with your address, sizes for shoes and jacket and color preferences. We're on it.