Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Winter Miles Challenge 2015

Back for its second year, now is the time for the Winter Miles Challenge! This challenge is about holding yourself (and each other) accountable to your weekly mileage goal. Winter is notoriously the most difficult time of year to stay a committed runner. Between cold temperatures, blustery winds, darkness and snow, there are plenty of excuses to cheat or quit. But if you want a strong spring, the work needs to be done over winter. I invite you to join the Winter Miles Challenge to stay the course during the toughest 8 weeks of winter.

JANUARY 12 - MARCH 8, 2015

1. ) Each week, you select the goal that is right for YOU. (Your goal may change from week to week.)  I highly encourage you to share your weekly goal with others via social media... For example "My goal is to run 25 miles this week in the #WinterMiles Challenge. Check back with me on Sunday to see if I succeed!"

2.)  Do it. Run, walk, bike or elliptical (basically any method that you can track miles). You can use the great outdoors, a gym or at home.  Keep track of your mileage each week. For the purpose of this challenge, a week runs Monday through Sunday. Click here for a weekly planner/ that you can use to track your progress.

3.)  REPORT BACK HERE your completed #WinterMiles every Monday before 12noon CST.  If you hit your weekly goal, you will be entered into the weekly prize drawing...

Week 1 (Jan.12-18) - BondiBand Combo Prize Pack - Winner is Amy Canavan!
Week 2 (Jan.19-25) - Pro Compression Marathon Socks - Winner is Tanya Banks!
Week 3 (Jan.26-Feb.1) - Seirus Face Masque - Winner is Jenn Kleszynski!
Week 4 (Feb.2-8) - Runner Necklace - Winner is Jaime Engstrom!
Week 5 (Feb.9-15) - Soleus GPS Running Watch  - Winner is Leanne McGann!
Week 6 (Feb.16-22) - KnuckleLights (2 winners!)
Week 7 (Feb.23-Mar.1) - 2Toms BlisterShield & StinkFree shoe/gear spray
Week 8 (Mar.1-8) - Finisher's Medal & Shirt for the 2015 Jelly Bean!
*Virtual Race Week: Participate in the Snowball Shuffle 8K virtual race (details below) to earn a bonus entry into the prize drawing.

4.) Repeat for 8 weeks and you'll be ready for that spring race!

The Winter Miles Challenge is FREE to participate!
Follow me on Facebook for support and motivation throughout the challenge. Join the official FB Event to connect with other participants and invite your friends.

Shiny Winter Bling!! These finisher's medals for the Snowball Shuffle 8K Virtual Race will disappear quickly, so grab one while you can. Silver glitter ring circles the design, finished with a metallic silver neck ribbon. Virtual Race is the week of February 9-15.  Grab some friends, shuffle through the snow for an 8K (4.97 miles), and then end with a snowball fight (or warm drinks). Report back your finish time and earn an extra entry into the #WinterMiles week 5's prize drawing - a Soleus GPS running watch!   $10.00 plus $2 shipping within U.S.  SORRY, SOLD OUT. 
Print Virtual Race Bib HERE
Report back your finish time at the end of the week, along with your #WinterMiles.
Note: There will be a special section in the report this week for the #SnowballShuffle.


One of my favorite winter sayings is now on a shirt!  
I hope every time you wear this, it motivates you to keep moving... 

These electric blue performance shirts are moisture-wicking 100% polyester. Available in both long or short sleeve, it's perfect no matter what part of the country you're running. Select your size S-2XL in either Ladies or Mens cut. I think this style/brand is pretty true to size with a relaxed it, but please refer to manufacturer's size chart below. This is a custom order, so please remember I do not have extras for exchanges.  
$25.00 plus $3 shipping within U.S.*  SORRY, SOLD OUT. 

*Note: I will ship to Canada; however, there is an additional $7 international shipping charge. International delivery time is also longer.