Tough Girl Tutus | June Giveaway
This past weekend I, Julie, had a call from my good friend, Lisa, the day before a race. We had briefly discussed running an upcoming race a few weeks prior. I have put in very few miles this spring and have been far from consistent, so I just kind of nodded and said, "I don't think so. Maybe." I was unenthusiastic enough; I thought I'd successfully closed that chapter. It was a 13.7-mile run, more than a half marathon and all uphill. The idea of it was crazy to me. Time passed, I mean really passed...until the day before the race. Truly, I had thought I was off the hook. I had laughed off the idea of this race and hadn't given it another look. There was no way it was happening.
She called the day before the race. I couldn't believe in her message she was telling me registration was going to close, so if we were going to do it we needed to sign up now. What? She was still considering it? I called her back with my numerous excuses - work is crazy, the kids are just out of school, I've logged no mileage, I'm not sleeping, I'm completely overloaded. In fact, I called her three times to say, no I didn't want to do the race. Each time I got off the phone, I reconsidered just long enough for my gut to tell me, "No, you're going to get hurt."
Then, I got this message: "C'mon, we'll throw on our tutus, we'll get to catch up, have a couple hours of peace and quiet without the kids, get some exercise and fresh air." You know how this story ends. She got me. I texted her...fine I signed up. I'll see you in the morning. I figured, I'll just walk if I can't run it.
So, I did it. We did it. And, got in almost 14 miles we wouldn't have otherwise. It was a really tough race for me. I walked some of the uphill, and I had some foot pain during the climb. But, we finished, and the soreness is gone a couple days later. Today, I'm feeling grateful for my friend giving me that extra push and pulling me out of the chaos to be spontaneous. An awesome friend and her motivation really helped shift my attitude.
For a chance to win one of our new Tough Girl Tutus colors - Plum Purple, Royal Blue or Limeade - tell us about a running buddy or friend who motivates you! One lucky winner will be randomly selected next week as the winner. Winner will receive one Tough Girl Tutus tutu, valued at $29.99.
Sweepstakes is open to those over 18 and residents of United States. It begins on 6/10/14 and ends on 6/19/14; the winner will be announced on 6/23/14. Winner will be selected randomly and notified via Facebook. One entry per person. The value of each prize is $29.99. Tough Girl Tutus product subject to availability. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Void where prohibited by law. Facebook is in no way affiliated with this giveaway.