Quick note: This is a redo of a post/giveaway we ran a couple weeks ago, when we accidentally hit a speedbump. Although we reference the upcoming AMR retreat, this giveaway is open to all mother runners.
Love: It's a feeling fills a mother's heart, courses through her veins, gives her breath. Yet as much as we love our family members, sometimes we need to revitalize that emotional connection by taking a break from them. I freely admit it: I often take a run just to get out of the house (especially on the so-much-together-time weekends!).
If you're nodding along in agreement as you're bent over your smartphone, we want to suggest you take an even bigger longer break from your family--one that lasts, say, four days and three nights. Or three days, two nights.
Join Another Mother Runner, and a bevy of experts and other mother runners, for our first-ever AMR Run + Refresh Retreat, April 16-19. Journey to charming, vibrant Little Rock, Arkansas, and luxuriate in the posh comfort of Capital Hotel, and focus on yourself and your running, as well as your health and emotional well-being.
As we talked about in a recent podcast, the Run + Refresh Retreat is designed to launch you into your greatest season of running ever. Each day will start with a group run along the scenic Arkansas River; a coterie of RUNbassadors will ensure every pace (and distance) is accommodated. The experts (including Dimity and me) will lead sessions on everything from yoga to nutrition, injury prevention to goal setting. Active afternoon activities will include speed clinics and strength-building sessions. There will be time for a tour of the fascinating Clinton Library, plus a farm-to-table outdoor dinner. But we promise you won't be overscheduled--we know the power of down-time as well as bonding time with other mother runners. We are confident you'll check out of Capital Hotel refreshed, brimming with a renewed love of running--and your family back home.
Also at the Run + Refresh Retreat, attendees will be treated to swag from our partners. For a pre-Retreat sampling, we're offering two Love Bundles filled with some of those products. (Another reason to dub this swag "Love Bundles" is we're guessing a few of you might ask for the Retreat as your Valentine's Day present from your loved ones!)
Here's the products we L-O-V-E:
-June Yoga Tote ($48) by prAna, the company that'll be represented at the Retreat by the multi-talented Sage Rountree. Sage will lead yoga sessions both Friday and Saturday in Little Rock. And as an endurance and triathlon coach and author of several books including Racing Wisely, Sage will also be sharing her deep knowledge about running, triathlon, and the all-important activity of recovery.
-prAna Lueanna Scarf ($35.40), ideal for chasing the chill on your flight to and from Little Rock (as well as looking chic while you're there)!
-a long-sleeve, wicking-fabric badass mother runner tee ($35) to proclaim you're part of the AMR tribe
-two Healing Honey Sticks ($24) from Life Elements, an anti-microbial, nourishing salve in stick form that helps heal everything from chafing to cracks heels
-24 packets of GU Energy Gel ($31.50) to fuel all the miles you log
-a Soleus GO! Activity Tracker ($109) to keep track of your day's movements + your night's sleep
-a pair of Pro Compression Marathon socks ($50), the perfect graduated compression socks for revitalizing your legs after a tough workout and keeping blood flowing during your plane ride to the Retreat. (Psst: If you want to buy a pair of socks, sleeves, or tights by Pro Compression, our new fave brand of compression gear, use code AMR40 for a sweet 40% discount in Pro Compression online store.)
Wow, that's a lot of stuff to love--as well as a lot of Retreat sessions to adore. While we're excited for the entire Retreat line-up, we're perhaps most excited for the panel discussions about goal setting and goal "upping."
What session would you love the most to partake in? To enter this giveaway, take a look at the Retreat schedule and tell us in the Comments section below this post, what session or activity you would love best. No purchase necessary, but please consider registering for our retreat. We're sure you'll LOVE it!
[Some fine print for this fine prize.] This sweepstakes is open to those over 18 and residents of United States and Canada. Part of a series of running giveaways, it begins on 2/11/15 and ends on 2/17/15. We will announce the two winners on our Facebook page on 2/19/15, as well as notifying the winners by email. One entry per person. The value of each prize package is approximately $391. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Void where prohibited by law.