Thank you all for helping us make our first ever Back to School 5K Giveaway a roaring success...kids should go back to school more often! Seriously, when we switched it from the 5K of the Holidays to this time of year, we weren't sure we made the right move. Now we know we did.
Here are the 13 lucky winners, which random.org selected randomly.
If you see your name and comment below, please email us at runmother [at] gmail [dot] com with your address and sizes, if you're on the Get Dressed page. Enjoy the sweet, sweet prizes, ladies!
If you don't see your name below, know that you're still a winner in our eyes. Thanks again for all the participation.
Pack Your Bags: What is your favorite running accessory?
1. Amber: Because we live in the country and you never know what animals you may meet, I always carry pink pepper spray. Doesn’t sound too exciting, but it allows me to run worry free which makes a big difference in the quality of a run!
2. Keating: Does a BRF count as an accessory? Nothing makes me want to get out the door and on the road as much as meeting another runner. Whether it’s great conversation or shared misery: it’s so much better with a human companion.
3. Fiona: A new playlist keeps me as fresh as the crisp fall air! Keeps me energetic through my run, and humming in the shower afterwards.
Get Dressed: Coordinated–or what’s clean? How do you decide what to don for a midweek run?
1. Sandi: I want to say color coordinated, but since all my bottoms are black everything matches with it. But I do match my headband with my shirt, and getting new running clothes is way more exciting than new everyday casual clothes.
2. Mandy: Whatever is clean here for sure…does mostly clean count?
3. Amber: Many times it depends on how I am feeling. If I feel blah and not excited about the run, then I try to pick a cute, “matchy” outfit. A cute outfit can bring a little spark to a run!
Buy Your Books: What's your favorite book?
1. Megan R: Cider House Rules by John Irving
2. Michelle: Such a hard choice! I love to read. Here are a few: Prince of Tides, Interpreter of the Maladies, The Kite Runner, Stones From the River, Pillars of the Earth, Songs of an Ordinary Time. I am always looking for a book I can listen to while running, so would love to hear if anyone has any suggestions.
3. Erin: Recently, The Fault in our Stars, by John Green (and actually a fantastic movie, too), but I have too many favorites to choose. I love reading Corduroy and Where the Wild Things Are to my daughter.
Pack Your Snacks: Do you have a go-to snack that always satisfies?
1. Mara: Plain greek yogurt + fruit (fresh berries if we have them, a little fruit cup of apricots or peaches if not) + granola. That’s my standard afternoon snack, or a post-run breakfast if I have to head straight to work!
2. Sarah B.: Some apple slices with natural peanut butter will always quiet my growling stomach.
3. Samantha Glass: I make energy balls out of peanut butter, coconut, oats, chocolate chips, honey, flax seed, and vanilla. They are perfect for breakfast, snacks, post run. Bonus–hubby eats them too.
Enjoy the Ride: What is something—about running or life in general—you know now that you wish you would’ve known then?
1. Kristin Jones: That the saying “it’s a marathon, not a sprint” is so true about many aspects of life. Running has helped me on my reflection and focusing on the here and now—not what is up ahead or behind me.