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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A very "pink" GIVEAWAY!

The house is completely quiet right now. I can seriously hear the tick-tock of the clock. Don't remember the last time I heard that. Ooo, the heater just kicked on. Fascinating what you can hear once the kids and hubby are all tucked in and asleep. Usually, the house is crammed full of the screams and laughter of little boys (which I have to admit, I kinda love) and ESPN turned up way too loud (in order to hear it over the screaming boys. Don't love that.)  So, the quiet is rare. Very rare. If only I could bottle it up. Just know that right now I am blogging in a good place mentally. I'm. Having. A. Zen. Moment.

Enough of that, on to much busier things. Marathon training is well on it's way. I have long run #2 tomorrow (14 miles) and it looks as if I will be doing that one on the treadmill, too.  Disappointing! Especially because the weather was so beautiful earlier today. It was actually semi-warm and the sun was shining.  The clouds and snow rolled in so fast this afternoon! So, rather than break an ankle out in the snow, I'll be looking for a movie to help me forget that I'm running on the treadmill. Worked last week. Any recommendations?! I'm a sucker for romantic comedies. A total girl, I know. :)
Speaking of girly things, I have some VERY exciting news! Tanya from The Pink Series Half Marathon contacted me and offered to give one of my readers a FREE ENTRY (!) to run in their 2011 event this October in Park City, UT.  I am *very* excited for this race and let me tell you why-
  1. Utah's only All-Female half marathon race. (Think pink!) You know how fun it is to run with your gal pals. Imagine a race with the same appeal as your weekly sweaty gab-fests.
  2. Park City! Absolutely one of the most breathtaking places in the world. A real destination race.
  3. My friend Cami ran in the inaugural event last year and was one of the first to sign up when registration opened this year. Here's what she said when I asked her what made this race so special-  "I loved the fact that it was small, all women, and we were all wearing pink! Plus, you are in one of the most beautiful venues to run in! :) The time of year makes it really nice too, the weather is cool and crisp, enough to keep you cool...but not freeze you. Also, the SWAG was awesome! They totally treat you like you want to be treated as a girl. The support was fantastic, not to mention the fact that we are racing for a cure for breast cancer. At the end, they had these super handsome men waiting for you at the finish line, all decked out in suits and pink ties... a nice way to end a race! :)"             
Pretty sure she sums it up perfectly. The race directors pull out all the stops to make this an event to remember. And just in case you are not totally convinced that you want to run this race, check out this video from last year's event. Clincher.                        




So, want to know how to enter to win a FREE ENTRY into this fabulous race?! Of course you do!  You can earn up to 4 entries by doing these simple things:
  1. Tell me in a comment what you love about ladies only events. (This will be my first so I'm excited to read your comments.)
  2. Become a follower of this blog and let me know in a separate comment that you follow.
  3. "Like" The Pink Series on Facebook and leave me another comment letting me know that you did.
  4. Post this giveaway on your facebook page or blog and tell me about it!
Good luck!!!

64 comments:

  1. I love all ladies events...it is an amazing showcase of how powerful women are! Women can do amazing things!!! I've done the Tufts 10k in Boston several times...the sight of 8000+ women lined up on Beacon Street is an amazing sight!

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  2. I "like" the Pink Series on FB. :)

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  3. Ladies only events are empowering. I love women only events because you all are there to support eachother and show how strong we really are!

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  4. Looks like a great, fun race. I've never done an all female race but it sure sounds fun. Don't enter me in the draw though because as much as I'd love to, I probably can't afford to travel to Utah this year.

    Quiet moments are wonderful ... though as my kids get older there are more and more of them and sometimes it can get a little too quiet.

    I recently watch Robin Hood (with Kevin Costner), an older movie, but a great one. A few other suggestions you might like, that you've probably seen but are still good:

    * 2 Weeks Notice
    * A Knight's Tale
    * The Proposal
    * 13 Going on 30
    * She's All That

    Hope that helps. :)

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  5. I haven't ever done a "ladies only" race yet... I'm putting this one on my list for the fall. I can't believe I didn't hear about it last year (then again, I was hugely pregnant and not thinking about races).

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  6. I've never done a women's only event either, but I think the comraderie (spelling??) would be the best part of it!

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  7. I've never done a ladies only event either, but I think it'd be great- there's something so powerful about a bunch of ladies coming together for a cause.

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  8. Liked the Pink Series on FB :)

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  9. Posted on my blog about the give away and the race. (Can you tell I would LOVE to win this registration) ;)

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  10. I am now a follower of your blog! Love it!

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  11. I also "like" the pink series on facebook!

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  12. I shared info about it on facebook and dailymile!

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  13. I love ladies only races! I did the Breast Cancer race in downtown SL last year and loved it! There is such a different atmosphere when there is no men involved, it's a great feeling:)I am doing the Dirty Girl race for cancer at Wheeler farm in July! I have a friend who ran the pink half marathon last year and said it was amazing! She got her PR and said the race was very well put togeth and loved the course! I have wanted to do it ever since! Yay, I hope I win the free entry, I will sign up either way:) Thanks Alicia!

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  14. There is less spitting! :) I hate it when someone spits and it almost hits you! I don't think girls spit as much as guys do. Could be wrong though. :)

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  15. When I heard about last year's race, I knew I had to be a part of it. Too many women in my family have been adversely affected by breast cancer.

    I never thought I would say that running 13.2 miles would be fun. It was a blast to be among so many women in pink and to Run Like A Girl!

    I WILL be running this year, too!

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  16. I "like" the Pink Series on FB

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  17. I posted this Giveaway on my FB page!

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  18. A- Congrats on your accomplishments! Esp. running for a greater cause (autism)As a wellness doctor (moving out to PC btw, from NH later this year) I wonder if you really plan to run 2 marathons 8 wks apart? I love to train runners and will get my website active soon for online info, teleseminars, etc.)runners are awesome. I will need to pass on your "free entry" as andrea (found your post thru her fb link)would arrest me for gender infringement...but I will at least sponsor the events again this year. Besides, I get blisters running in my pumps!! :) Keep up the good work! Dr. Z

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  19. I have never run in an all women event but I think it would be a very powerful, special, and emotional thing and I would love to have the opportunity!
    Erin
    http://seemomrunfar.blogspot.com/

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  20. I liked The Pink Series on Facebook. :)

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  21. I posted about your giveaway on my blog
    Erin
    http://seemomrunfar.blogspot.com/

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  22. I SOOOO want to win! I think running an all female race sounds like so much fun. I love that races are one place that I feel like people usually leave judgement aside and are so supportive and encouraging of each other. Experiencing in a group of all woman would be awesome! And how fun to be part of a sea of pink!

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  23. I love ladies only events because there is a sense of camraderie among the partcipants. I loved this event especially because I am obsessed with the color pink!

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  24. I am following your blog and I like the Pink series on Facebook. Thanks!

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  25. I love ladies only events because of all the great energy! I volunteered at this race last year and the energy was just AMAZING! You could tell that all of the ladies enjoyed the race too!

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  26. I "Like" the PINK Series on Facebook :)

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  27. I posted about your giveaway on my blog :)

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  28. I'm a follower of your blog now :) I am really excited to follow it. I am a mother of two and a runner myself. I am currently training for my 3rd full marathon. My goal is to complete 50 Full Marathons by the time i'm 50 years old :)
    I hope i win the free registration to the Pink half Marathon. I wanted to do it so badly last year but it was the same weekend as the Portland Full. I am soooo interested in this <3

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  29. I have yet to do a womens only event. I love the idea and really wanted to participate in this last year. I can't wait to run strong with other women for such a perfect cause.
    I LOVE PINK!

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  30. I think it is just fabulous to be united as women running for a great cause. It also helps my competitive spirit knowing I'm only racing against other women. I ran the half marathon last year and it was fabulous! I would love to run it again with my sisters! I already like the pink series on facebook and I will definitely become a follower of your blog. SO PICK ME!

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  31. I "liked" (LOVED) The Pink Series on FB <3

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  32. I shared this giveaway on my facebook page. I have lots of runner friends who i'm sure will be so stoked about this <3

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  33. I love meeting new friends and supporting each other!

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  34. There is a strength found among women that we can share with others that makes us all the more powerful. My beautiful sister got me running two years ago and even though she lives hundreds of miles away she's going to join me on this my first half marathon done for my 40th birthday. My other sister will also come and show support. We're thrilled to have this weekend to be together and lift each other up and join with other great sisters and friends for a great cause.

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  35. I "like" the PinkSeries on FB and am now a follower! I've also posted it on my blog!

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  36. Never done a women's only event...Would love a chance too :)

    strikingstyler(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  37. I'm now a follower!

    strikingstyler(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  38. I like "pink series" on facebook....that's how I found you!

    strikingstyler(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  39. I haven't been in an all girls event yet. LRRH Century Bike ride will be my first and I am soooo excited.

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  40. I already Like the Pink Series on FB

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  41. Shared you blog on FB... thanks for the chance to win. Enjoyed reading your blog.

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  42. There's a bond of sisterhood that is like no other. When you do runs, suddenly, the ladies drop their guard and actually encourage one another, say hi as they run by, and stop if they think you need help. Woman are compassionate, and while some don't say hello, or care what you're doing, most runners share in a commandeer that is like no other. The energy is high, the air is full of courageous people who've experience a journey of some sort to get to the starting line. Everyone has a story about why they running, and it goes without saying that the achievements this woman participating make, is inspiring. Run you're own race, think pink, and realize the impact you have on others when you run this, or any other event.

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  43. Shared you blog on FB... thanks for the chance to win. Enjoyed reading your blog.

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  44. I posted about your giveaway on my blog :)

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  45. I'm now a follower!

    strikingstyler(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  46. I "like" the PinkSeries on FB and am now a follower! I've also posted it on my blog!

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  47. A- Congrats on your accomplishments! Esp. running for a greater cause (autism)As a wellness doctor (moving out to PC btw, from NH later this year) I wonder if you really plan to run 2 marathons 8 wks apart? I love to train runners and will get my website active soon for online info, teleseminars, etc.)runners are awesome. I will need to pass on your "free entry" as andrea (found your post thru her fb link)would arrest me for gender infringement...but I will at least sponsor the events again this year. Besides, I get blisters running in my pumps!! :) Keep up the good work! Dr. Z

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  48. Ladies only events are empowering. I love women only events because you all are there to support eachother and show how strong we really are!

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