We want to add some razzle-dazzle to your Valentine's Day, mother runners. Because, let's admit it: With dance class, basketball practice, dinner to cook, and homework to be supervised, sometimes it's hard to let the romantic spark sizzle on a Thursday. (Or is that just in my house?!) So today we're doing a giveaway with Sparkle Athletic (the new business name of beloved Team Sparkle). Since Thursday is typically our Follow This Mother day, we're starting off with a profile of Elise, one of the three Team Sparkle founders. (We love these gals so much, we've already profiled Carrie and Kelly, and Kelly was on our podcast, offering up great advice on race costumes.)
Elise, a.k.a. "The Cupcake Activist" (which is a cause we can get most definitely behind!), tells us she's "still on a high" from her Ironman Arizona finish in November. "My race went smoothly, and I look forward to doing one again when all my kids are grown." While we could talk triathlon with her, we decided it would be a treat to focus on cupcakes, instead.
Best recent run: Speed training on the treadmill: eight miles just under an hour. [Wow! –the editors] Normally I despise the treadmill, but having a breakthrough workout, no matter where it is, is awesome!
Tastiest cupcake ever: Chocolate Toffee from Elizabethan Desserts in Encinitas, California.
Cupcake recipe you love the best: I’m a sucker for a great red velvet, but it’s all about the frosting. Must be the perfect, tangy cream cheese frosting.
First cupcake memory: Funfetti cupcakes at my 5th birthday party. They may have been from a box mix, but I still love them to this day.
Most far-flung cupcake: Chicken and Waffles cupcakes from My Delight Cupcakery. It’s hard to believe you’d want to eat chicken with your cupcakes, but this cupcake is heavenly. Perfect marriage of sweet and salty.
Wipe the drool off your keyboard or mobile device because it's onto the goods we can deliver--at least two two random winners. One gal will get a Red Sparkle Skirt, a pair of Red Sparkle Sleeves, and a Gunmetal Sparkle Visor, while another will get a Pink Sparkle Skirt, Pink Sparkle Sleeves, and Pink Sparkle Visor. We're especially jazzed about this loot because Sparkle Athletic usually doesn't do giveaways. The fact they're doing this one for us makes us feel extra sparkly and special--which is how we hope all you ladies feel on Valentine's Day!
To be entered to win, click on the Comments ribbon (below) on our website, and tell us what's added a little sparkle to your life recently. Maybe it was joyous laughter from your baby, a stellar report card from your middle-schooler, or finding that CZ stud you swore you'd lost. If it's brightened your day, we want to know about it.
[Some fine print for this fine prize.] This sweepstakes is open to those over 18 and residents of the United States. It begins on 2/14/13 and ends on 2/19/13; the winner will be announced on 2/23/13. One entry per person. The value of each prize package is $72. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Void where prohibited by law.