Monday, May 6, 2013

Mother's Day Challenge & Giveaway

This week we celebrate Mother Runners! You are the person your children look up to... and want to be when they grow up. You are their ROLE MODEL. By living a healthy life and keeping your children active, you are making a huge impact on how they will live the rest of their lives. Congratulations on a job well done!!

I will be featuring mother runners from all over the country this week with a daily photo collage (Mon-Fri). If you have a photo you'd like to submit, email it to If your photo is selected for one of the daily collages, you'll receive a bonus entry into the giveaway contest below. Like my Facebook page {here} as that is where the daily collages will appear. Feel free to share and tag yourselves.

I'n honor of Mother's Day Week, I invite you to participate in a

This special challenge is two-fold...
Take time this week (May 6-12) to plan one special fitness activity with your child(ren). It can be as simple as setting up an obstacle course in the backyard, creating your own "race" for your family, going for a bike ride, spending an evening at the park... anything to get the young ones active while spending quality time with Mom (Dads too!).

Get the kids in the kitchen with you. Give them a job in helping to prepare a healthy snack or meal together. It may take more time than normal to make dinner, but the important part is doing it together and teaching them good foods. There are a ton of fun ideas online for making healthy food fun for kids. Don't forget Pinterest for some fun ideas!

Commit - Plan - Do It!
Be A Mother Runner!
You could win this Prize Pack...
Train Like A Mother, the book by Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea
Badass Mother Runner, a Sweaty Bands headband
2 packs of Chocolate Raspberry GU Energy Gel
Brooks 'Women Run' candle

Here's how it works...

  • COMMIT to participate now. Enter the giveaway's first four options. (Rafflecopter below)
  • PLAN your activities and food. Grocery shop if necessary and tell your kids you've got something special planned this week for the family.
  • DO IT. Have fun with your children. Savor your motherhood. Take pictures.
  • REPORT back AFTER you complete the challenges by then entering the giveaway's final three options.  If you have a blog, write about it this week for Mother's Day and leave a comment below with the link so everyone can check it out (+3).

This is a FUN contest and free to participate.  
There are no "rules" except... Mother Runners don't cheat.

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  1. My activity was that I ran while my sons biked :D

  2. Did my post marathon recovery run with my son

  3. We did the Merrell mud run on Sunday so this week my grandson has wanted to set up and run obstacle races in the yard. I did the 5K and he did the kids dash. Lots of fun1 We are always making snacks together and he loves to help in the kitchen.

  4. Awesome idea! We made a turkey dinner last night and the kids helped to prepare the veggies and season the turkey. Elijah and I raked the lawn last night too which was quite the workout!

  5. Michael and I helped Aby with high jump in the rain last night! That's always a special thing when we can go to the tract together. I know I should have snapped a photo but it was raining and we were "working" on her HJ skills!

    Tonight we are baking the banana oat cookies. I'll def get a photo of that. The kids just mush up the bananas, dump in the oats, throw in a few choc chips and scoop onto the pan. Super easy, super fun.

  6. What a great idea. I love to incorporate my kids when I exercise and prepare healthy meals. My daughter helps me to get deeper in some of my yoga poses and loves to go for rides when I do Rolling Like a Ball in Pilates. This coming Sunday is a 4 Mile Mother's Day run that is very family friendly!!


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