Tough Girl Tutus - July Giveaway and Favorite Running Routes
We're giving away a tutu. For this month's giveway, tell us about a favorite running route and why you love it. We'll select a winner next week.
This morning I ran with an old friend. Her name is Sarah and we grew up just a few miles apart in a small Vermont town. Funny enough, we missed each other by a few years in high school and met just 6 years ago in Northern Wisconsin.
I call Sarah an old friend because she feels like an old friend. We trade stories and share memories from our hometown, and over the past 6 years we've shared some good laughs and good conversations while running together.
Our route this morning took us through deep pines, a 9-hole golf course, shaded streets, an old snowmobile trail grown over with long grass, and looped back to our starting point. One hour and eight minutes later, we congratulated ourselves on running for longer than we would typically run on our own. It didn't feel like an hour had passed. But it had, and we covered a lot of ground talking about family, plans for the Fourth, careers, friends, World Cup soccer. It's amazing what you can cover in one hour.
My favorite part of this route is the overgrown snowmobile trail that winds deep through the woods. About half-way through there is a green, rectangular road sign (for snowmobilers) nailed to a pine tree. The sign reads "All-In Ave".
It's hard to count the number of times I've run past "All-In Ave". And the number of times I've paused mid-step to read the sign, smile, and tell myself I'm "All-In". "All-In" for this moment. For this day. For this life.
"All-In Ave" is one of my favorite running routes. It can be still or breezy, quiet or bustling with birds, lush green or stark white with snow or blanketed with crisp colored leaves. It feels different yet familiar each time.
For a chance to win a Tough Girl Tutus, post a comment below about a favorite running route and why you love it so much. 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 7/02/14 and ends on 7/09/14; the winner will be announced on 7/10/14. 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.