First of all, dang it that we don't have 600 Garmin Forerunners 110 with heart rate monitors to give away. While I love to give away such awesome prizes, I hate that this one can only go to one person. I much prefer the cake walk at our local school carnival, where at least 3 people win every round, and there are at least 12 rounds in one day.
But a Garmin isn't a cake made from a Duncan Hines mix, so without further ado, the winner is...
Maureen Duke, whose favorite song is Santa's Super Sleigh from the movie About a Boy. Congrats, Maureen! You out there? If so, please e-mail us at runmother at gmail dot com with your address, and we'll ship it promptly...as soon as the lines at the post office die down.
And since we're all about being generous around the holidays, we want to repost this, as we haven't heard from either winner yet. You out there, Kathy or Kasey?
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.
So we're going to run away (ha!) for a few days to celebrate with our families, but will be back in business on January 3rd--and will check in on Sunday for final December goal check-in. If you've just found RLAM through the 12K's, please continue to visit here and our Facebook page--not only do we have great giveaways every Wednesday, we have inspiration, community, support and motivation in spades.
In the meantime, merry, happy, and all that jazz to all of you. xo.