Monday, February 15, 2010

My First Blog Giveaway!

This is what you all have been waiting for! An opportunity to do very little and receive oh so much. (Sort of like this blog, only with more sugar, and no chance to catch the herps)

The wonderful folks at Nathan gave me..... No, that didn't happen.
The nice folks at Power Bar were kind enough..... Nope, that didn't happen either.

I went out and bought some PowerBar gels (my gel of choice) and a sweet 20 oz Nathan quick draw handheld water bottle. And now you can win them!! The great part about this prize is that I didn't have to screw with sizing and I think that most people can use one or both of these. Besides, even if you already have a water bottle, you could always put one in each hand. I've seen The Sean do it, and he is CRAZY fast. Ergo, if you do it, you will be fast too. Simple. And, if you already have too many gels, feed some to the neighbor kid - around bedtime. Hil-arious.



Here is how you win ~$25 worth of sweet sweet gear:

1. Leave a comment
2. Follow me on twitter (mention that you do in a comment)
3. Mention this on your blog (mention that you did in a comment)
4. Submit a picture of yourself jumping through a flaming hoop (see picture to the side)
5. Give an example of a time where you did something (running or otherwise) that went against conventional wisdom with either hilarious or amazing results.

And for those of you that are always looking for extra credit....
6. Send your Social Security number and Bank account information to a very nice sounding African prince who is having some issues with some bank fees. For the small cost of $20,000 he will share some of the $30M that is caught in customs. Win/win!!

It is that easy - 4 chances to win. 5 chances if you happen to have a flaming hoop laying around. Annnnnd, I guess 6 chances to win if you like to give money away. (Obviously I do!)

Enter by end of day 2/19 to make your vote count!

34 comments:

Jamoosh said...

But will running with a water bottle in each hand make me "CRAZY" fast? Sure, I should settle for simply being "fast" but I want to keep my options open.

Julie said...

Hi Adam,
I hope that you and your lovely wife had a very special Valentines day:)

I love your blog and I have been following your blog since I read one of the funny comments that you left for Jamoosh.

Julie said...

I am linking your blog give away ASAP!!

Morgan said...

I don't twitter and I was expecting beer. You've totally FAIL'd me. Geesh!

ShutUpandRun said...

Oh yeah, count me in.

Barefoot AngieB said...

I want in too!

Barefoot AngieB said...

I tweeted about this groovyness!

Barefoot AngieB said...

I posted this to my blog!

Barefoot AngieB said...

I went against conventional wisdom and am now a barefoot runner who is faster and can run farther than the heavily shod one I used to be.
I also have my babies at home, extended nurse, and home school. I am a tech savvy hippy kinda earth mother :)
All of the above works very well for me!

Jenni said...

Oooh! I like - count me in too.

As for an example of a time where you did something (running or otherwise) that went against conventional wisdom with either hilarious or amazing results -

Ran the Krispy Kreme Challenge this month in Raleigh, NC - 2+ mile run to the Krispy Kreme shop, eat 12 doughnuts - then run the 2+ miles back. The challenge: do so, without puking, in under an hour. After successfully completing and celebrating with carbs of an alcoholic nature, we ended the night with a warmed up glazed original before hitting the sack. Stupid? Yes. Against conventional wisdom? Of Course. Will I be doing it again next year? Most likely!

Running Through Phoenix said...

Items one, two, three, and six (twice but still waiting to hear) --done. Item five was done in college but no photos.

Item four: Once I got so fat and out of shape that I started to walk then run to try to get back into shape. Soon I found myself sharing my running adventures on an online blog
http://jeffg-runningthroughphoenix.blogspot.com/
and then went to Europe with Jack Bauer. Love, Barbie

Kelly said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

... that counts, right?

Shelley said...

Found you from Shut Up and Run - cool giveaway! I could really use a water bottle once our traditional Texas heat hits!

gene said...

ummm...yea. no hoops here, but i DID call that prince with my digits, so 2010 is looking pretty sweet. thanks for the tip!

tweeting about the contest now....

RunningLaur said...

you guys crack me up.

Very nice giveaway, but you can leave me out - I'd feel badly about winning something that I can buy at the store w my employee discount for super cheap.

I'm with Morgan on the beer though. If you'd had beer I'd be totally in.

GeorgiaSnail said...

Ohhhhhh, I need a fancy new hand held...I need it so bad that I am willing to follow you on twitter and even jump through a ring o fire... http://georgiasnail.blogspot.com/2010/01/zen-in-2010.html

ShutUpandRun said...

I have been trying my damndest to come up with something unconventional that ended in a hilarious way. I do lots of hilarious things unintentionally, but unconventional? I'm more normal than I think. How about the time when I was being pulled behind a sailboat in the Chesapeake Bay with my boyfriend when jellyfish started stinging us. I had to rush back and climb up the boat and was being stung the whole time. All I cared about was getting on the damn boat. When I got up the ladder, I stood there and my potential future inlaws were all silently staring at me with only my bikini bottoms on. I guess the jellyfish at the top. Unconventional? No. Hilarious? To everyone but me. But since it was over 30 years ago I'm starting to get over it.

Christy said...

Oh, PLEASE rig this contest so that I win. I've been wanting a Nathan handheld for the longest time...I'm just too cheap to buy one.

I don't Tweet, so I guess I don't get the extra credit for that one. Damn. But I already follow your blog, and I posted this giveaway on mine, and...somthing unconventional that ended hilariously....hmm.

Okay, this probably doesn't count, but it's all I have. Last summer I thought it'd be a good idea to take my dog for a walk at night. I wore flip flops, and about half way through the walk I decided I wanted to run. In flip flops. With a curious dog attached to my arm. So, I'm running, trying not trip over my own feet, when my dog decides to instantly switch directions. Knocking me completely flat on my knees, face, hands, you name it. Blood everywhere. Tears followed. Little neighbor boys laughing hysterically. Looking back, if I would've seen someone trying to run in flip flops while walking their dog...and then they fell (and fell hard), I would've laughed too.

Adam Culp (Crazy Floridian) said...

Hi Adam, I am Adam also. Can always use a cool bottle and carrier.

I found you through Jill's blog.

Rio said...

Your first blog giveaway?! I have to enter! Yes, I am already stalking you...I mean following you.. on twitter.

Michelle said...

I am commenting!!!!!

Michelle said...

I am following you on new fangled twitter. I am BklynRunner over there!!!!

inspiREDtorun13 said...

Okay, for some reason I was feeling too lazy to do this. But your reminder today swayed me. Kudos!
Be on the lookout for an @reply Twitpic from meREDithgail2.

Probably one of the dumbest things I have done was to sign up for a race at my pool the morning after a flight home from Cali. The race was at 8AM (5AM West Coast time). Our flight was delayed... and we didn't make it home until after 2AM East Coast Time. I still got up to run it. Then I went off to work for a full day of lifeguarding. To be 19 again.

I'm actually not sure if I did that race because of my love of running, the discounted fee as a member at the pool, or just so I could brag about how much of an idiot I was to sign up for a race I knew I'd be running jet lagged.

inspiREDtorun13 said...

I just gave a plug for your giveaway on my blog.

Bob Hazen said...

Took me a while to enter - I was in the hospital getting my burns taken care of. I tried to jump through a hoop in my back yard, caught my toe, tripped and lit my DryFit clothing on fire. As I was running around my yard with my hair on fire all I could think was I was going to end up like Michael Jackson but a least I'd have a 1 in a 100 chance of getting a cool Nathan handheld - shoot it most likely would have helped put out the fire..... At least I kept my Brooks from getting smokey.

Sign me up :)

blaine said...

Wow...I almost missed this.

Running Through Life said...

New to your blog, but would love a chance to win the giveaway. Thanks.

Colste said...

Hello!! I'm posting a link to my blog as well! Thanks!

RunnuRMark said...

Ok....

1. check - duh
2. you know I'm a twit(terer)
3. you have been linked!
4. I let someone borrow my fire hoop last year and I haven't got it back yet :(
5. uhhhh...sorry, my brain doesn't want to work that hard today.
6. 0112345566677799 - those are ALL the numbers you need...you just have to put them in the right order!

Psyche said...

I'm going to a LOT of trouble here, so I want a guarantee that if I win, I'll be as CRAZY fast as The Sean.

OK, here goes:
1. Done.
2. Just followed on Twitter
3. You were tagged in my blog today:)
4 http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=31119208&id=1268375776

(that is a link to a pic of me JUMPING THRU FLAMING HOOP, man! I am soooo gonna win this thing).
5. I took all kinds of crap for letting my (then 8-yr old) son train for a HM. He ran it in 2:28, then went on to run his next one in 2:20. Everyone said I was being a bad parent for letting him run so many miles, but it turned out fine. Amazing, in fact. (That was boring, but it qualifies and I AM IN IT TO WIN IT, man!).

leopold said...

1. DONE, done, done, done
2. Ch-ching! Done
3. I mentioned you, your blog, and this contest. Do I get Xtra credit?
4.http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1268375776
This is a link to a photo of...wait. Wait for it..ME! Jumping thru FIRE to win your contest!!!!)

5. On my last safari expedition I (accidenntally) cured the villagers of tetanus by sneezing on them (Dude, I'm 9!)

6. 445-01-0101. This is my mom's social security number. Have at it! (Dude. This is a totally made up number. But JUST IN CASE it's actually someone's number...you get the picture).

NOW GIVE ME MY WINNINGS, ALREADY!!

Libby said...

Bahaha....even just reading some of these comments made me laugh! I'll let you know when the African Prince sents me my chunk of the $ and then I'll share some with you ;) Looking forward to following your blog!

Jill said...

I think I may be getting my comment, to be included in the drawing, just under the wire. That's what I love about me, neve rush anything (even a marathon. Ha). I don't Twitter so I guess this is my one and only chance. Pick me random drawing program, pick me!!

sRod said...

Bus. Missed. Boo.