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A Running Guide for the Overweight Runner

There is a man that runs around my town all of the time carrying himself with no evidence of being tired. You may see him out at the park r...

4.22.2010

Lightning Run. Fitness GIVEAWAY!

What's faster than lightning?

So, it’s been raining all day and I didn’t get to run for very long. I waited for the rain to steady out a little bit – hoping that the lightning would subside (which it did for about 20 minutes). As soon as I got to the park to run the Thursday Three Mile, it started lightning again. I waited – gave it a ten minute rule of no lightning – and decided I had enough time for a mile run. There is nothing like a mile run when you are unsure of lightning. I ran a mile in 8’20”. What?! Yes! I knew I didn’t have much time for more than a mile so I gave it a solid effort. My breathing was much heavier than it normally is, but I decided that I should give it a go to see what kind of time I could make. It rocked my socks off (or was that the lightning that showed up not 1 minute after I was done?). No, it was the run. It felt good.


F.W.A.P. FITNESS GIVEAWAY
(fit with a purpose)

As you can see, I’m coming up on 300 miles for the year. I have a tracker there on the right side of the page at all times. For those of you that have not been here long – my original goal for this year was to walk/jog/run 1,010 miles in 2010. My goals have kind of shifted to a new focus since the start of this blog, but I have kept that goal. I’ve hit a few rough patches, read here, but have been blessed with a quick recovery. To celebrate my 300 miles (which will be coming up in just a few short days) – I’m doing a GIVEAWAY!

I’d love to say that someone contacted me and offered their products to give away – but that didn’t happen and this stuff is directly from my hard work to your winning hands. I think I picked out some cool things for it! Who would’ve known that I would have already crossed the state of Missouri by foot?! Crazy cool.

In the Giveaway are some cool items. Gold’s gym 65cm Exercise/Body Ball, Jump Rope, and Resistance Tubes, Starter Water Bottle w/watch inside, pedometer, and the newest issue of KC Fitness Magazine (for the local flavor).

I’m biased, but I think this is a good Giveaway!


Enter now to win the F.W.A.P. FITNESS GIVEAWAY

Please leave a SEPARATE COMMENT FOR EACH ENTRY!!!

1 - Become a follower of my blog if you are not already and leave a COMMENT.

2 - Tell my why you want these prizes and leave a COMMENT.

3 - Tell me which post on Fit With a Purpose is your favorite and leave a COMMENT.

4 - Post about this giveaway on your blog, Twitter, OR Facebook account and leave a COMMENT FOR EACH W/Link.

6 - Tell me what your favorite simple exercise is (push-up, sit-up, squat, etc.) and leave a COMMENT

The F.W.A.P. Fitness GiVEAWAY will end on Wednesday April 28th, 2010. Winner will be announced the following day!


83 comments:

Nicole @ Let Them Eat Lettuce said...

I'm a follower!

Nicole @ Let Them Eat Lettuce said...

These prizes would be awesome for an excellent at home workout-which would be perfect for me since I can't afford a gym membership.

Nicole @ Let Them Eat Lettuce said...

Ok, I think you know this already, but my favorite post of yours was by far the one where you wrote out the song your third graders sang to you!

Nicole @ Let Them Eat Lettuce said...

I linked your blog on mine:

http://letthemeatlettuce.blogspot.com/

Nicole @ Let Them Eat Lettuce said...

and finally....

my favorite excercise is sit ups/crunches. Even when I was overweight, I always felt like I could do a ton of these and impress the hubby :)

Nicole @ Let Them Eat Lettuce said...

btw- to all you other followers, here's the link to my favorite post by Seth:

http://www.fitwithapurpose.com/2010/03/little-by-little-inch-by-inch-yoga.html

Sylvia said...

Woohoo...I follow!!

Sylvia said...

The prizes would be great for workouts at home because I don't have a gym membership. Plus my kids could hit each other with the ball and tie each other up with the resistance bands. :) (JK)

Tricia said...

I'm a follower!

great giveaway!

Tricia said...

favorite simple exercise is: walking lunges

or plank

are those "simple"? :)

Sylvia said...

I'm a new follower so I have not read all of your blogs but I did really like "15 Reasons". Thanks for making me recognize why this is worth it.

Tricia said...

And I want to win this for my sister who is working hard at losing weight. I think this prize pack would be GREAT motivation for her.

Sylvia said...

Simple exercise...squats!

Sylvia said...

Blogged about ya @

http://bigsteps2take.blogspot.com/2010/04/couch-to-5k-week-3session-4-and.html

100 Pounds in a Year said...

I'm a follower of your blog already!

Here's a comment.

100 Pounds in a Year said...

I'd like these prizes because they are awesome. I'm especially interested in the resistance bands and the water bottle with watch. I gotta keep hydrated and punctual. Punctuated, if you will.

100 Pounds in a Year said...

My favorite exercise is complaining. That or planks.

Seth said...
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Jess said...

My favorite simple exercise...that's a hard one. I love them all. But I would pick squats. Or maybe push-ups, since I'm really trying to do two in a row right now. Real ones that is. But squats work so many muscle groups! So difficult to pick.

This giveaway, I'm in! That's like a super awesome prize pack :)

Jess said...

Oooo, I follow. But you know this. I almost stalk you religiously. Well, no. But in a healthy way.

I was even here for the name + layout change and prior to the ankle brace AND even the Seth at home challenge (that thing was awesome).

Yes sir. You've come a long way!

Ms. Chunky Chick said...

I am a follower :)

Ms. Chunky Chick said...

I love the prizes because I have started reguarding excersize equptment as tools to get me where I want to be on my journey. And any boosters are awesome

Ms. Chunky Chick said...

Favorite simpe excersize is push up. I am almst able to do a full push up as opossed to a modified. And it is an amazing judge of how far I have come!

Laurie (GastricGirl.com) said...

I'm a follower! :)

Laurie (GastricGirl.com) said...

I'd love these prizes for my at-home gym. So far I have a bosu ball! :)

Laurie (GastricGirl.com) said...

My favorite post is Fifteen Reasons. Your reasons are very similar to mine and it reinforced why I'm doing this, even on days that I don't want to!

Laurie (GastricGirl.com) said...

My favorite simple exercise is the lunge... I feel it works my problem areas the best, and I feel it the most out of all of the "simple" exercises!

I'll do the FB/Twitter comments when I am able to access them tonight!
Great contest! :)

-J.Darling said...

I'm a follower! :) Long time follower actually.

-J.Darling said...

I'd love to have these prizes because having moved into a smaller place, I don't the space for much work out stuff.

I'm currently being tested for cancer, so exhaustion has kept me indoors more and more of late. Having something handy will help me get rid of that excuse!

-J.Darling said...

My favorite simple exercise is jogging with my dog. It's simple. Just means I tie on some shoes. And he's a boxer. He LOVES to run!

-J.Darling said...

This isn't for an entry, but check out my latest blog. You might like it! :)
www.roastedbearmeat.blogspot.com

katdoesdiets said...

I love jump squats.

katdoesdiets said...

Aw man, no water clock bottle?! LOL I tweeted: http://twitter.com/katdoesdiets/status/12721273920

Katie J said...

Just added you to my blogroll so now I am a follower. I will be back with more comments soon. THANKS for the opportunity.

Katie J said...

My favorite post is 4/15/10. Running if you are overweight. It spoke to me because in my fitness efforts I would like to start jogging/running as part of my regimine.

Rad Runner said...

Way way way to cool! Thats a hell of a prize package! p.s. I also became a fan

Rad Runner said...

This post is my favorite because of the samn cool prize package, and I just discovered your blog today, what a deal! ANNNNNNNND I totally run faster when I feel i am trying to beat the rain!

Rad Runner said...

Favorite item? The body ball, hands down.. Its so versatile! Not to mention my dog just clawed mine to death :(
I don't think I would have a problem putting any of these prizes to good use!

-J.Darling said...

You've been blogged! And if my co-author and I win, we're splitting the prize. Come and check out our new blog!
"Diary of a Mad Fat Woman"
http://roastedbearmeat.blogspot.com/2010/04/fitness-friday-give-away.html

Val Weaver said...

Great blog! My friend and fellow blogger asked me to check it out, it's awesome. :) Here's my first comment, and we posted a link on our blog www.roastedbearmeat.com.

Jessica Gilliam said...

I am a follower already :)

I would LOVE these items because I don't have a gym membership and can't afford one. As a stay at home mommy I would be able to use most of those items while my little one naps. My main source of exercise is walking (since I bummed out my foot) so a pedometer would be AMAZING. And,lastly, my birthday is on Monday so it would be a killer birthday present!!

Jessica Gilliam said...

2nd comment...

My favorite post of yours is a newer one (I'm a recent follower). It's the Running Guide for the Overweight Runner. You had very real, practical tips in there. And, as usual, it was very encouraging.

Jessica Gilliam said...

3rd comment..

My favorite simple exercise to do is jump and jacks. It brings me back to the days of being the fat kid in school and not being able to do them. I'm, currently but not forever, a fat adult doing jump and jacks but I'm confident while doing them. I don't care who sees me huffing and puffing because I am making ME healthier. Plus, I don't mind getting sweaty.

Tara said...

8'20"!!!!!

Dude, that's lightening fast!

What's up speed demon?!

I'm passing on the give away because I know I'd let them collect dust since working out at home just doesn't work for me.

Good luck everyone!

Missa said...

I follow you! (to the moon and back)

Cheers,
Missa
LosingEthel

Missa said...

I want to win this awesome gear because it comes from someone awesome. Inspired toys from inspired people means inspired fitness. I'll even photo-blog me using them.

Cheers,
Missa
LosingEthel

Missa said...

My favorite (the one that makes me say bad, bad words) is the Diagonal Woodchop. I do it with a 7lb medicine ball, sets of 15-20, 3 reps.

Here is a video from ehow if you wanna see how it is done:
http://www.ehow.com/video_2350741_diagonal-woodchop-exercise.html

Cheers,
Missa
LosingEthel

Missa said...

My favorite post of yours is when you tell us how proud you are of your wife. (hopeless romantic, I know) It said a lot about you, and it keeps me coming back.

http://www.fitwithapurpose.com/2010/04/im-proud-of-my-wife-dilemma-help-are.html

Cheers,
Missa
LosingEthel

Sayre said...

Hey, Seth - I follow you!

Sayre said...

I'd love to win... I actually got an invitation to a gym here - 7 days of free use - and I never got there! I was rather amazed because I'd been wanting to join a gym and this one was a nice one, but I really didn't have the time to go! I literally never made it to my first session. My life is busy so I work out at home. Right now that consists of my treadmill and floor exercises. So winning tools that would help my home workouts would be wonderful!

Sayre said...

I'm not sure I have A favorite - but I really enjoy the posts about running.

Sayre said...

I wrote a post on my blog about your blog and this giveaway. I hope you like it!

Sayre said...

My favorite simple exercise? Squats and bicep curls. They make me feel powerful!

Anonymous Fat Girl said...

Wow. Love this post. I just started my (mostly love) affair with running in the last few months I can relate to everything you are saying. I also believe that running is mostly mental too.

On another note, I noticed you mentioned P90X... I'm that starting up today. :)

Reese said...

I'm a follower :)

Reese said...

I would love to win the very cool items in your giveaway! I could put that pedometer to good use! :)

Reese said...

My favorite simple exercise to do is sit-ups.

Kayla said...

I'm now a follower.

♥kayla

Kayla said...

I'm now a follower.

♥kayla

www.themindwandering.blogspot.com

Kayla said...

My favorite post of yours would have to be A Running Guide For The Overweight Runner. I've been debating on starting running and this is some really good inspiration. I'll be keeping up with your blog from now on....along with your wifeys! (We've known each other since middle school) Nice to finally meet you.....in a sense. lol.

♥kayla

www.themindwandering.blogspot.com

Kayla said...

I want these prizes because all these things you are giving away are amazing tools to help people workout.

♥kayla

www.themindwandering.blogspot.com

Jeremy Logsdon said...

Oh, this is a GOOD giveaway. :) I am already a follower. Now let's see how many entries I can wrack up. :)

Jeremy Logsdon said...

I want these prizes for two reasons. One, I've never used resistance tubes and I want to give it a shot. And two, Tina and I are always fighting over the one stability ball we have. :)

Jeremy Logsdon said...

My favorite post here is the one where I challenged you to bench press the couch, and then you did. :)

Jeremy Logsdon said...

My favorite "body" exercise is probably the crunch. Nice and simple and I can actually feel my abs when I do it.

Aylilth said...

I am a follower now, just found your blog and it's great!!!

I don't think I'll try for the give away tho. It would be nice to win, but the shipping to Australia, not sure if you would.

Anyways great blog!!!

Aylilth said...

why not try to win,

the reason I would like these prizes is I will be starting my new journey at the gym.

Aylilth said...

My fave post is the running guide.

Aylilth said...

Here's the link to my blog, the comp. link is at the bottom right

http://aylilth.blogspot.com/

Aylilth said...

My fave exercise is walking. I can do this with my little one in the pram and enjoy the sights while burning the calories.


Good luck everyone!!

Allison said...

I think this is the very first blog I've ever followed.

Allison said...

I want to win these because I'm building up my stash of equipment at home. I'd like to save the monthly gym membership!

Allison said...

'tis twittered!

http://twitter.com/adriscoll79/status/12857538447

Allison said...

My favorite post is "I am Success"

http://www.fitwithapurpose.com/2010/04/i-am-success.html

I find it very motivating. I keep trying to tell myself the same things and I know that eventually I'll start to believe them.

Allison said...

My favorite exercise is planking. I know most people find planks evil, but they make me feel so strong.

Seletha said...

New follower!!

Seletha said...

posted to twitter: twitter.com/selethaann

Seletha said...

favorite simple exercise= lunges/squats!

Seletha said...

favorite simple exercise= lunges/squats!

Seletha said...

My favorite post would be your "15 reasons post"

very inspirational!

Seletha said...

I really want to win this give-a-way because I am a nutrition major in college with a very small budget. I love to be active but I just can't afford a gym membership this summer and I Think this would be perfect!

Googie said...

I woul dlove to win this because I am new to this whole exercise thing, and so I have no items to really get me started.

Googie said...

I'm a follower!!