Spartan Race Giveaway!


Monday: 30 min legs

During Cyber Monday I joined the Picky Bar Club. I’m excited about having my energy bars delivered to me, and so far I’ve enjoyed all the flavors and the shirt they sent will be worn and loved! Do you guys read Lauren Fleshman’s (creater of Picky Bars) blog on Runner’s World? She’s an excellent writer.


I also grabbed a few of my favorites from Honey Stinger with 50% off.. They are having a 50% off sale everyday until December 12th on select items, so if you want to get a stocking stuffer for a runner friend or stock your own supply, take a look at their site!


Over the weekend I ran 5 miles and the darn IT bands are not happy. I’m smart enough now, not to try and push through pain. Especially when that specific pain is familiar. I skipped my long run and probably won’t be running at all this week. I’m focusing on activating my glutes and opening my hips, where I believe my weakness lies.

Instead of long running, Cameron and I ended up seeing the final Hunger Games, which i had mixed feelings over, but was happy overall with it. And we did a “tapas night.” About once a month we prepare a bunch of small plates and experiment with different flavors.


and of course there is a good husband with wine…


Alright let’s get to the giveaway! Spartan is giving one of my lucky readers a free entry into a Spartan Race. I’m going to be doing the Beast in Ohio this May.

This is currently the only future race on my schedule. I know it’s a little strange since I have big racing goals in mind. I figured training for something as physically demanding as a Spartan can only help with running. And I need to change it up! I want the challenge. I know I can do a marathon, I know I can run a fast 5k..but this is new and scary. And when something scares me, i know it will be awesome and so worth it! I remember when the idea of a marathon used to be scary…

One of Oiselle’s athletes, Andrea Duke,  just finished a Spartan over the weekend & came in 3rd place! I started following her Instagram because I need the motivation that runners can be awesome at obstacle course races!

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To enter into the giveaway, just leave a comment telling me which race you’d sign up for! ** Giveaway ends Saturday @ midnight. Winner will be announced Monday!

If you want to enter a race or give one as a gift this holiday season use coupon code GIFTS good through 12/14/15.


Or you can buy 3 races for one price and save some $$.


Last Week

Monday: 35min total body

Tuesday: 3m easy 9:20/pace, 10min Jacobs Ladder, 20min hips

Wednesday: 7m interval (1.5m warm up 10 x 400s @ 6:17/pace)

Thursday: 20min hips/core

Friday: 2500m row, 100 bosu burpees, 50 hanging leg raises + 2m easy run cooldown

Saturday: 5m easy 8: +1.7m walk 

Sunday: Rest

Total Miles: 18.7

Have you ever done an Obstacle Course Race?

Author: She's Going the Distance


24 thoughts on “Spartan Race Giveaway!

  1. I would love to try a race around Boston- that is the Spartan Race I would select. Thanks for your post!

  2. I’d love to run the Beast in Ohio in May!!

  3. Of course the Washington DC Sprint!

  4. No races within ❤ hours of me, so I am not entering, but thanks for hosting the giveaway!

    I loved your Tapas shots, it is fun doing those things – we did one a couple of years ago where all four of us did two items from a country, so we had an international night! We've done smaller scale things since then, it is just really fun to have a table full of small plates like that!

    And be careful with you IT bands! I think you're being smart in you approach … don't want to see any injuries! (yes I am over-protective of my running blogger friends 🙂 )

    • haha … “< 3" became ❤ due to a lack of space 🙂 Oh well, all the races are 3+ hours away – not impossible, but give it to someone for whom it is more reasonable!

    • i’m over being injured. the pain i’m experiencing isn’t bad at all…but i know the road it leads to , so i’m heading to the chiro in 10 minutes and taking a week off. hopefully i can run this weekend since the weather is gonna be nice!

  5. Would love to do the super in Monterey

  6. I would do the Atlanta Sprint in March!

  7. Nice job last week!! I am looking forward to reading about you doing the Spartan race, but I don’t know if that’s my thing! So sorry your IT bands are not happy with you right now, UGH. My legs seem to forgot that I like to run, so that’s been a challenge lately!

  8. Would like to do the Atlanta sprint!

  9. I’d like to visit a friend from my hometown for one nearby

  10. I did one Tough Mudder last April. It was really fun and also super challenging! If I won the giveaway I would do the Beast. I don’t think I am ready for anything else. My goal this winter is to do a pull-up, so if I won the giveaway I would actually have to come through on that =P

  11. Plan to do my first in the ATL Sprint

  12. My wife and I will do our first obstacle race in 2016. The Atlanta Sprint is our choice, great give away – it would be like buy ine get one 🙂

  13. Being from Texas, I would sign up for the Texas Beast.

  14. Atlanta Sprint with my long time buds.

  15. The Housten Sprint 🙂

  16. I’ve got my eyes on the Boston race.

  17. Would love to do one in Tampa!

  18. A sprint in Atlanta would be fun. Or as some of us refer to it… hotlanta

  19. I’ll be running in the super Spartan !

  20. Would love to run the super Spartan

  21. I’d love to run the Chicago race!

  22. Would do any Dallas race!

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