I’m back & I have a giveaway for you! [GIVEAWAY CLOSED]

25 Feb

So am I the worst little blogger or am I the worst little blogger???

A whole week without posting was pretty weird, but I didn’t have much to say. Last week running and I decided to take a little break. We only hung out twice — Tuesday for a 5 miler downtown and then Saturday for 12 miles around Mission Bay.

There wasn’t an exact reason I didn’t run much other than having just done that 10 mile race with my brother and also choosing to eat tacos with coworkers and going to a Rodney Atkins concert with a friend instead. That’s legit, right?!

Despite my lack of running ambition during the week, I was actually super pumped about my long run on Saturday. Those 12.2 miles are the furthest I have gone since I hurt my knee 6 months ago!

Did I want to sit down and give up at mile 11.5 when I realized I was still a mile away from my car? Duh.

Did I fuel properly? Nope.

Did it make me nervous for the half marathon in less than 3 weeks? I could poop my pants.

But do I feel a bit of redemption hitting that mileage without an ounce of pain? Without a doubt.

Right after the run I stretched for .2 seconds and then had to head to Ocean Beach for the first Saturday of a 4×4 social volleyball league I joined with a few friends! It was a blast, but my poor planning left me with no time to properly stretch out before 2 hours of volleyball or get any food or drink post run, so my recovery has been taking a bit longer than normal. Oh well, lesson learned it was worth it.

And since I abandoned poor little I Run For Donuts for a whole week, I decided I’m coming back to you with a giveaway!

This giveaway is for all of you crazy people who can handle the insanity and awesomeness of a Spartan Race.

Spartan logo 2

I have never participated in one myself because I’m a baby and would probably shrivel up a die, but I was contacted by the organizers of the Miami Spartan Super and they want to give one of you awesome people a free entry to any US 2014 Spartan Race! If you aren’t familiar with Spartan Race, it’s been voted the #1 obstacle race by Outside Magazine and is the global leader in obstacle racing since 2005.

Also, for all of my people back home in South Florida, the Miami Spartan Super at Oleta River State Park will be on April 12th & 13th and anyone who’s anyone will be there. Well, minus me. Unless someone wants to fly me out there? I’d love to squeeze my little nephews for a whole weekend.

Spartan Miami 2

 and everyone can click here to get 15% percent off of any Spartan race!

Hope you all have a great Tuesday. I’m going to be busy trying to nom on the Irish band Kodaline at their concert tonight 🙂


[The giveaway is open until 2/28/2014 at 12:00 am PST. A winner will be chosen at random and announced on Friday’s blog post. If you have any questions, shoot me an email at irunfordonuts@gmail.com.]


Leave a comment telling me either:

a) If you have ever completed an obstacle course race


b) What your favorite kind of donut is

AND for an additional entry you can tweet the following about the giveaway:

“ I want to win a free @SpartanRace entry from @irunfordonuts! http://wp.me/p3auPj-18N

If you do tweet, just make sure you come back and comment about it to let me know!

* I was not compensated in any way. All views expressed are my own.

23 Responses to “I’m back & I have a giveaway for you! [GIVEAWAY CLOSED]”

  1. ranchcookie February 25, 2014 at 6:46 pm #

    I haven’t but I have always wanted to! Maybe this year will be the year 🙂

  2. Greg February 26, 2014 at 4:37 am #

    My favorite donut is a normal jelly donut with vanilla frosting. Cheese filling would be a close second.

  3. cwupcake February 26, 2014 at 6:20 am #

    OCRs were my gateway drug into running. I never would have ran before that. I’ve got a 2012 Spartan Race Trifecta under my belt, but DNFed the Spartan Beast in Vermont in 2013 keeping me from my second Trifecta. I need redemption in 2014!
    PS- favorite donut is chocolate frosted with rainbow sprinkles
    PPS- I tweeted from @DirtAndFrosting

  4. Seth February 26, 2014 at 7:44 am #

    I ran the Primal Mud Run down in Virginia a couple years ago and it was a blast.

  5. Seth February 26, 2014 at 7:45 am #

    I tweeted about the giveaway – https://twitter.com/StaticSeth/status/438701174905401344

  6. J Marie Thompson February 26, 2014 at 8:17 am #

    I’ve never done a OCR before.

  7. J Marie Thompson February 26, 2014 at 8:18 am #

    there’s a local donut shop that makes a maple bacon donut that is to die for.

  8. J Marie Thompson February 26, 2014 at 8:19 am #

    I tweeted about the giveaway. https://twitter.com/concordian925/status/438709800298217472

  9. Chocolate Covered Race Medals February 26, 2014 at 8:31 am #

    Ahh I wish I could do this race it would be AWESOME!

  10. Alberto February 26, 2014 at 9:17 am #

    My favorite donut is blueberry iced cake. Warm. Yum.

  11. Alberto February 26, 2014 at 9:18 am #

    I also tweeted. https://twitter.com/RunBerto/status/438724604547190785

  12. RBR (@RunBeeRun1968) February 26, 2014 at 1:36 pm #

    I participated in the Sacramento Spartan last year.

  13. RBR (@RunBeeRun1968) February 26, 2014 at 1:38 pm #

    I like glazed donuts. basic and boring, i know. lol

  14. mary February 26, 2014 at 3:05 pm #

    my favorite kind of donut is chocolate glazed!! I’ve never ran a Spartan Race but 2014 could be my year!

  15. Jennifer February 27, 2014 at 1:15 pm #

    Ran the Spartan last year and hope to again this year!

  16. Kishna Woo-Hare February 27, 2014 at 10:16 pm #

    I did a Dirty Girl Mud run last year. Super fun and messy.

  17. Kishna Woo-Hare February 27, 2014 at 10:17 pm #

    maple glazed cruller!

  18. PolyClayGirl (@polyclaygirl) February 27, 2014 at 10:21 pm #

    I tweeted:

  19. PolyClayGirl (@polyclaygirl) February 27, 2014 at 10:22 pm #

    I enjoy cake donuts with sprinkles. They remind me of my childhood.

  20. PolyClayGirl (@polyclaygirl) February 27, 2014 at 10:25 pm #

    I hope to do an OCR sometime this year. They look fun yet challenging.

  21. KM Loove February 27, 2014 at 10:48 pm #

    me and some friends got together and did a tough mudder race last summer.

  22. KM Loove February 27, 2014 at 10:49 pm #

    not a big donut fan but i’ll eat a glazed krispy kreme if the red light is on.


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