Saturday, August 11, 2012

Train Like A Mother Winners & The Story Behind the Picture

DSCF1263 So first off, you have to know THAT is not the ocean, THAT is the beautiful shoreline of Lake Michigan. Yep, we’ve got white sandy beaches here in MI and large gorgeous bodies of water with no fish like animals that could eat you in them. If you’ve never been here, seriously, you should consider it. Here I’ll help you. Here’s our tourism link. You will not be disappointed. I promise you that!

Basically the story to the picture you’ve all been captioning goes: we were vacationing on Lake Michigan and like most children on vacation, my little Tiger of a 3 year old had a rough time falling asleep in the hotel. She was far too excited. So every night she’d stay up way later than she should and every morning we’d wake her up to get on with the day. On this day in particular, she had been bouncing around “stomping seaweed” (there wasn’t any, but that’s what she said she was doing anyway) and right in the middle of a serious seaweed stomp, came this huge yawn. I just happened to have my camera handy. You are seeing a rare childhood moment here where exhaustion and excitement have collided. Now you know, “the rest of the story”…

But I know, I know, what you REALLY want to know is who won Train Like A Mother?! Right? Well, let me tell you…

The winner of drawing #1, which everybody and anybody who wanted to be included in the giveaway was, IS…

CHRISTINE JENSEN

Now, on the bonus drawing, we took the captions with the top 5 votes on FB and chose one winner. First, I know you all want to hear the winning captions. So here they are…

Bobby Brigman: This sand is going to absolutely destroy my mani-pedi!

Keighty Brigman: WAIT... This ISN'T where Finding Nemo 2 was filmed?!

Shannon Johnson Allstott: Oh.My.Gawd. You did *not* just splash me.

Teri L Stevens: Would someone please pull the fish out of my bathing suit NOW!!

Anne Erickson Harms: This ocean is way colder than the bath tub, Mom!

 

Funny eh?  And the winner of the bonus drawing is…

TERI STEVENS

 

For those of you who are wondering, winners were randomly selected by my 6 year old from a big bowl of names written on little slips. If you happen to be one of those two winners, congratulations! And please email me at runfastmommy@gmail.com and I’ll fill you in on the details. If not, no worries. More giveaways to come shortly of course! And you could always order yourself a copy right over here.

Thank-you to everyone who participated this time around. You all had me cracking up on pretty much a daily basis! And thank-you also to the fine ladies of Train Like A Mother, Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea, for sending me the book and letting me give a copy away. If you are not following along on their adventures, you should be. They are informative, hilarious, inspiring, AND they give away tons of free stuff. The pool’s bigger to chose the winners from, but the gear is seriously good. You can find the pair and a bevy of mother runners on FB here.

 'Til next time...

P.S. There’s still time to get in on the giveaway for some of Boresha’s “fat burning” coffee and/or tea. Right now, odds are looking pretty good! Don’t miss out!

1 comment:

Jan said...

I love Lake Michigan beaches! Like you said, nothing to eat you, also, no jellyfish, no rip tides, no big waves...plus it's a lot closer to home!