GIVEAWAY Time! Let’s Rock the Roc Race!

You’ve seen the game show….  now it’s your turn to try to conquer those crazy obstacles! Inspired by the game show Wipeout, ROC Race is a 5k obstacle fun run featuring epic obstacles designed to bring out the kid in you! And now, TWO This is Fit followers will win a free race entry! Woohoo, Yeehaw, Yeah! There’s something really appealing about a race like this….  it’s guaranteed to be silly and obnoxious, which is right up my alley! This year’s ROC Race is bigger and better than ever before! Every ROC Race features up to 12 larger-than-life obstacles, including the infamous Wrecking Ball and the World’s Largest Inflatable Water Slide! Brand new this season are the Jump Balls, the newly enhanced Cool Runnings, and a third mystery obstacle to be revealed soon. And best of all, ROC Race partners with Challenged Athletes Foundation, a charitable organization that provides opportunities and support to people with physical disabilities so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics. A portion of each ROC Race registration will be donated to CAF, as well as a percentage of merchandise sales, and your participation will help! Oh! OH! And even if you don’t win the giveaway? This is Fit followers can take $5 off their entry to the Chicago ROC Race! Use code THISISFIT when you register! Not near Chicago? Let me know and I’ll see what I can do to get YOU a discount too! Prices increase on April 14th, so hurry! ROC Race is an untimed event, open to everyone ages 13 and up. From couch potatoes to world-class (wannabe) athletes, everyone can have...

Giveaway! Free Race Entries! Let’s Get Muddy!

Who wants a free Pretty Muddy race entry? (Put your hand down, Laura.) So, a few days ago I blogged about the Pretty Muddy, an untimed 5K obstacle course race for women only. I told you they’re giving away free race entries to survivors of breast cancer. I told you breast cancer survivors can simply register with promo code ”SURVIVOR” for their complimentary entry. I also mentioned that early registrants pay less! Well now, I have even more exciting news! Thanks to Pretty Muddy and Girls Gone Sporty, I’ve got FOUR RACE ENTRIES to give away! And, even better, these entries are not limited to any particular location.  You get to choose your location if you win! Again, Pretty Muddy has races in four locations: Dallas, April 26th Sacramento, May 3rd Chicago, August 16th Richmond, September 20th I will be doing the Chicago race! If you’re a winner, you will be notified by email to confirm the entry fee type you won AND to select the location! Here’s What You Can Win! I have TWO standard race entries ($69.50 value) to give away! The standard race entry is for one female. I also have TWO Family Edition race entries ($45.00 value) to give away! The family edition race entry is a special wave of the day that allows everyone – and by everyone, we mean BOYS! Squee! – to join in on the fun! LOOPHOLE! Even though the Pretty Muddy is for women only, the final wave is where your kids, boyfriends, husbands, neighbors, even grandpas can join you! The Family Edition waves take place AFTER the female-only waves and are a bit later in the day. Are you excited? Let’s Do This! The...

Let’s Get Muddy! For a Good Cause! At a Discount!

Have you ever done an Obstacle Race? Believe it or not, I haven’t! I competed throughout most of my youth, beginning with power tumbling, then dabbling in AYSO soccer and 4-H sports, and on through middle and high school in track, volleyball, cheerleading, and one season of basketball. But as an adult? Not so much. Also, MAN did I suck at basketball. I even went on to play some intramural volleyball in college, and then coached girls volleyball and track for a few years. And I’ve always exercised. I loved competing….. mostly. But the nerves…  they get to you after a while. I’d get soooo nervous before competitions of any sort! I wish I’d been coached not only on physical conditioning and skills, but on mindfulness and focus and calming my nerves the f*ck down. I know the things that most held me back were nerves and lack of confidence.  There are a lot of people at my gym who do every race within a 30 mile radius, and I have to admit I’m a bit jealous of their shared experiences and sometimes wish I did them too. But two things hold me back. My nerves, of course, and this little thing…  it’s nothing, really…  it’s just that…. I hate running. MAN, do I hate running. I’ve tried to like it, but after 35 years of trying to like it I finally gave myself permission to NOT LIKE IT. MAN, does it feel good to give myself permission to not like running. But then some wise guy has to go and invent a whole new kind of event –...

Win a Gymboss Interval Timer! Enter this Sweepstakes!

Sweepstakes! Win a Gymboss Interval Timer! If you’ve watched any of my workout videos, you’ll see that I use a Gymboss Interval Timer to keep track of time. I adore this thing. I shopped around and compared reviews, features, and prices of other interval timers, but the Gymboss easily stood out. It’s small, it’s affordable, it comes in 9 funky colors (handy, now that I’ve motivated every trainer and instructor at my gym to buy one!), and you have complete control in time increments.  Some interval timers only allow you to set times in increments of 10 seconds or, worse, 30 seconds. With the Gymboss, I can set it to 27 seconds of work, 12 seconds of rest if I want to. You can set how many rounds you’ll do, change the sound level and duration of the alarm (including vibrate only), and it’s small enough to stay firmly clipped to my clothing and out of my way while I’m exercising.  Oh, you can also set it to function as a stopwatch! I love it so much, I’m thinking of buying two more so I can keep one in my travel suitcase, one for home use, and one for gym use, because toting it everywhere I go increases my risk of losing it.  When my husband asks if he can use it, I just give him a dirty look. Which means, “Yes, but if you lose it, there will be hell to pay.” I’ve come to prefer intervals over rep counts (borrrrring), and I find that pushing myself through until my Gymboss beeps to signal the seems-like-it-will-never-effing-end interval is...