Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Nuun Winner!!! + A special note for Vicki

Yes. That's right. After today, no more Nuunisms from me for awhile. And I must say, I was cracking up at all of yours. Sounds like there's a whole lot of Nuun we'd like to get after around these parts and if we could top that Nuun off with a nap...ahhhh...wouldn't that be nice!

But back here in the real world where kids spill, babies don't sleep through the night, and long runs hurt sometimes, we have a winner to announce! (YAY!) Before we do though, there's one of you who's comment I couldn't just let slide by and I'd like all you running mamas out there to back me up on this one. Here's what Ms  Vicki left me on that Nuun post (that's right Vicki, I realize I don't know you, but I'm calling you out. You'll see why in a minute):

"I'd like NUUN of the negative chatter in my brain to keep me from running each week. I've only been running for 14 weeks and that chatter has a way of making me want to throw in the towel! If nothing else, just add me to your prayer list that I don't give up and keep running "the good race"!"

VICKI!!! Girl!!! You are NOT alone in this. In fact, we've all been there from time to time. Do NOT throw in the towel and if you already did, you pick. It. Right. Back. UP! Because you're gonna need it to wipe the sweat off after your next RUN! Running is not easy. For. Sure. And it is certainly not always fun. And in the midst of this busy life I'm living over here (and I'd venture to guess you too), I can promise you, more often than not I'm wanting to step right back off the treadmill the moment I step on. But I don't do it (well...most of the time ;-) Why? Because I know I need to live a healthy, fit, active lifestyle if not for me, for the people around me, especially my children (and here's a whole bunch of other reasons why I run on my coaching site). 

It sounds like you've moved beyond the excitement of being a brand new runner, maybe now's the time to consider entering a 5K or a 10K? Having a solid goal to work towards ALWAYS kicks my booty back into gear. Maybe that would help you too? Definitely sending good running vibes your way and adding you to my prayer list and I'm hoping a few more running mamas will leave you a comment of support too. You. Can. Do. This. Vicki! And if you can put that negative chatter in its place about running, you'll be amazed at how that spills over into the rest of your life too! You ARE A RUNNER VICKI!!!  

And now...what you've all been waiting for! The Nuun winner is...

Congrats Jen!!! Send me an email at runfastmommy@gmail.com and I'll fill you in on all the details. If you're not Jen, no worries. I've got some other giveaways I'm lining up as we speak...er...as I type? And you read? That's kind of like speaking right? Anyway, you get the picture.

'Til next time...


Jen @ Mom's Gotta Run said...

I'm Jen and I'm so excited to be the winner. Thanks Kelly! I look forward to trying the Nuun. Especially as it gets warmer out, hydration is no joke.

Jen @ Mom's Gotta Run said...

I got my Nuun AND my sticker! Thank you so much!!!