Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Reminder! Giveaway / Freeze Your Thorns Off Jan 28th!

January is tough.  I get it, I really do.  (In the northern hemisphere) The days are short.  It doesn't matter if you're a night runner or a morning runner, if you're running, you're running in the dark.  You're always wondering if some meth hungry hobo is around the corner ready to shank you, steal your Garmin and sell it for some sweet sweet "candy".  To top it off, it just snowed, and then melted, and then iced over.  And don't even get me started on the neighbors dog that somehow seems to drop turds right in the middle of the sidewalk.

During the month of January, races are few and far between.  Which, is exactly why I started my own!  And, is exactly why you should sign up.  Oh, also you should sign up for prizes. Lots and lots of quality prizes.

For those of you that had one too many glasses of boxed wine, here is the low down on what a virtual race is, why you signed up, if Ryan Secrest is.....you know....or isn't, and what you have to do to win sweet sweet prizes.


  • I pick the day (Saturday), you pick the time, distance, location, and basically everything else.  Just like in the bedroom always, I don't do much of the work
  • Make sure that you're signed up on my original post here
  • If you want to treat it like it's own stand alone 5K - great!  If you want to do it as part of a different race or run - awesome!  If you want to do it naked in the shower by jogging in place for 25 minutes - take pictures!
  • All that is "required" is that you come back to my blog on January 28th and tell me you ran!  If you have a blog, post a report on there about the race and let me know that you did, if you don't just leave a comment.  That's it!
  • Posting pictures of yourself in a blog race report with frozen snot will get you an automatic shout-out in my results post


Who: You and 10s of your closest Boring Runner readers (along with Phoenix area runners on a measured 5K course)
What: 3.1 miles
When: Saturday January 28th, 2012 (Honestly, if you are doing it on Sunday, I'll probably allow it)
Where: Wherever the crap you want! Outside, treadmill, in front of the WII, nude in the shower, wherever!
Why: Because basically everyone is doing it  PRIZES!!!

So, with that - all you need is a bib!

(Right click - save from this page for a "bib sized" version)



Remember how I said that there were prizes?  Well, fortunately for you I didn't lie!  Unfortunately for me, I am horrible at cold-calling companies and asking them to donate to the cause so 90% of this stuff I'm just buying (everything but zero water).  So, instead of focusing on the frivolous stuff, I'm getting things that will ACTUALLY get used.  Horray!  All you need to do to be entered is to sign up for the race!

Zero Water pitcher!  Filters out all of the municipal water sludge and helps you run cleaner
(Review to come very shortly!)

Moeben Arm Sleeves!! UV-protected sleeves are made with a handy pocket for a gel packet or small iPod.
I seriously can't even make up these advertisements.  Was this the start of a hippie orgie?

Feetures (not a typo) high performance running socks!
Like a condom for your feet (that might be my slogan, not theirs)


Body Glide!!!  What better to protect your naughty bits - even in the cold
I kid you not, if you Google Image Body Glide, this picture comes up - I suppose if you're playing soccer in a bikini you WOULD need body glide.....

Nuun!!!  No calories, fizz, electrolytes, delicious

Also, if you put Nuun in wine? Not that bad!


20 comments:

Nobel4Lit said...

I think I can handle running for this... =)

Losing Lindy said...

I am in. I just commented on your other post.

Rose @ Eat, Drink, and Be Meiri said...

You need to make a version of the bib where the cactus is shitting himself.

bakerunlive.com said...

Right now the weather says 38* for Saturday. For a lot of runners in Northeast Ohio, that would be fine. For me (cold-weather-wuss), this means that I will be on the treadmill!

Chicken said...

I'm ready for this although I won't be doing much "Freezing anything off" in Albuquerque! Maybe I'll wear a scarf anyway!

Caroline said...

still in! it wont be freezing though...the summer is coming back even though it is NOT welcome here just yet

Pam said...

I'm pretty stoked about this. I haven't done a 5K time trial since my last 5K last March! I smell a PR coming on!

Penny said...

I'm ready - the weather has been ridiculously warm in the North East - so no frozen snot for me!

pensive pumpkin said...

I can also recommend nuun in a fountain coke... it is one of my favorite treats.

Yea! This better be my one GOOD run this week!

Ian M. said...

I'm in. If I win the Moebens, give them to someone else. I want the socks...

C2Iowa said...

You know that I am in; snow/wind and all.

I will use the first three miles of my long run.

Thanks for doing this Adam

Crystal said...

I ran a virtual 5k last weekend in a ton of snow. I'm hoping this one goes better, and I'm able to run quicker.

Dina @ DinaRuns said...

I'm in but I hate to say the weather has been in the 80's in Central Florida.

Rain said...

Can I do it on the elliptical since I can't run? :(

TriMOEngr said...

Going to do my first group run in order to complete my 5k (or 5 mi - not decided). I hope the prizes are random as I am insanely slow. Looking forward to it though.

{lifeasa}RunningMom said...

I love the pictures you find and thanks for the reminder!

Running Ryan said...

I posted on the original post that i am running. I have a 6 miler this weekend and the first 3.1 is my Freeze Your Thorns Off race. The wife and some friends will be running with us.

Julie said...

I'm heading out today for my run. Can't tomorrow so a day early but will take the pictures and tell about it tomorrow.
Minnesota, outside run today. I can do this. Hopefully without finding a slippery spot.
Take care and be back tomorrow. Blessings!!!

Joanna said...

How ya' gonna wear a bib while naked running in the shower? C'mon!

51feetunder said...

at least my shin splints are acting up for tomorrow's race...see what I did there? I preemptively set up an excuse for poor performance, that's how the pro's do it ;)