Hi friends! I was up early this morning to take advantage of the gorgeous weather. It’s crisp and cool out there – perfect for a run date, or, as I’m currently 28 weeks pregnant, a walking date! 🙂
As the weather cools down I know those of you training for fall races will start seeing faster times and more enjoyable runs – you’ve earned it after slogging through the heat and humidity for months!
It’s crazy that last year at this time I was training for the Marine Corps Marathon! (race recap –> Marine Corps Marathon). I wore one of my MCM shirts this morning just for fun – especially since my walk date started right at the MCM finish line, by Iwo Jima in Rosslyn! Long sleeves in August?! Madness!
My buddy Sokphal is training for MCM but was nice enough to dial things down for a walk date this morning. We jogged about 2 blocks before my body was like, “nope, not feeling the running today.” Okay then – back to walking it was! Either way, it was so nice to be out enjoying such a lovely day.
As you guys know, I’m partnering with the Watermelon Board again this year; they are an ongoing sponsor of the Marine Corps Marathon and 10k, and they were originally going to give me and Matt bibs to run the 10k together this year as part of our partnership. I was reeeeally tempted to try to walk the 10k, but seeing how I’ll be 36 weeks pregnant on race day, I know that’s probably a super dumb idea. So, instead, Matt and I decided we should give away our bibs to you guys! Even more exciting is that I also have 2 full marathon bibs to give away. A huge thank you to the Watermelon Board for hooking you guys up with these bibs! If you’re running either of those races this year, be sure to look for the watermelon tent at the finish line – they will be handing out free watermelon again, which is basically the most delicious thing ever right after a run – hydrating, too!
So, to recap:
- I am giving away 4 bibs – two Marine Corps 10k bibs and two full Marine Corps Marathon bibs – to 4 lucky blog readers!
- Travel + lodging are not included, and you must obviously be available/able to make it to DC for race day, which is October 22! For once, though, this is open to anyone – you don’t have to live in the U.S. so long as you are willing to pay your way to get here for the race. 🙂
- I will randomly select the 4 winners on Tuesday, September 5, and notify them directly via email.
To enter to win, head over to the Watermelon Board’s recipe page, then come back and comment on this blog post letting me know 1) which race you want to win a bib for (10k or full marathon), and 2) which recipe from their website you’d most like to try!
I will leave you with some training-related blog post tips – happy fall running, my friends!