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My Lucky Charms and You Can Get Lucky (a giveaway and other stuff)

Sometimes you have Lucky Charms for dinner. It just happens. Because this is real life.

Apparently Lucky charms are great running fuel because I had one of my best post-injury runs yet the next day. It may have also had something to do with running in one of my favorite places.

Scott and the girls dropped me off and then went rock hunting in their special spot while I ran. Then they took me to their special spot for the first time. The spent a lot of time in their secret spot last year during several of my long runs. We threw rocks in the river and tried skipping rocks until one of us had to go potty (Grace!) and another one of us needed some serious food (me!).

This little person was a trooper all day. She isn't one who complains, so you have to really probe to find out how she feels when you suspect she might be sick. She got water in her ear the day before our running/rock hunting adventure, and it turned into an ear infection. She started to slow down and actually admitted her ear was bothering that afternoon. We got lots of snuggle time once she finally stopped going like the energizer bunny.

And it's time again for a free Spartan Race giveaway! (Obviously I don't always insist on smooth transitions when I'm writing.)

There is a new race in Ohio on October 4th. But if that isn't close to your neck of the woods, there are plenty of other races to choose from! Check out the list of races HERE!

Also, did you know Spartan Race has partnered with Runner's World?

The collaboration kicked off this month. Highlights of Runner’s World’s involvement in Spartan Race events include: Customized Spartan Race training plans designed by Runner’s World experts as well as exclusive stories and videos to be available only on; Runner’s World content on; and a Runner’s World presence at select Spartan Race events.

You can get 10% off your Spartan Race entry using the code: SPARTANBLOGGER.

Or here's how you can enter to win a Spartan Race entry to any open heat (non-confirmed start time) in any 2014 Spartan Race in the continental US:

  • Leave a comment telling me which race you would enter and why you want to be a Spartan. (Required)
  • Share this giveaway on Twitter, Instagram, and /or Facebook. Each place you share it gets you an additional entry. Leave a comment letting me know you shared or tag me (@ihaverun on Twitter and Instagram). (Optional)

Winner will be selected by and announced Friday, August 1.



  1. I would do spartan sacramento because my husband and his sister are doing it and I am doing a half the next day.

  2. I would to the Dallas Sprint-my husband has done many Spartans and is doing the Dallas Beast. My 14 year old son did a Sprint in May-would love to experience it with them.

  3. I would love to do the spartan beast in soldier hollow. My husband di it this year and we have two sons serving LDS missions who will be home next year to do the race with him. I would love to join them.

  4. I shared it on Facebook and Instagram!

  5. I've got my eyes on Fenway Park. I missed the race last year due to a stomach bug, but I don't intend to let that happen again.

  6. I shared on Twitter -

  7. I shared on Facebook.

  8. I really want to run all 3 lengths in ohio. I want to prove to myself I can complete the trifecta in one day

  9. I want to do one of the Boston races since I did it last year and hope to again soon!

  10. Shared on facebook!

  11. I'm trying to run all 3 in Ohio in October. What a feat that would be.

  12. shared on Facebook and Twitter


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