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Garmin Giveaway (Kinda)

The winner has been picked, congratulations Amy and thanks to all who entered!

Hey everyone, Adam here. As some of you probably read in my last post, one of my goals for 2020 is to help at least one person run their first race. I have gathered some old friends to get them to run with me at the Little Rock 10k before the Little Rock Marathon and am also hoping to start running more regularly with people around town who don’t run very often. I feel like I’m on a good track to accomplish this goal this year, so why not expand it!

Through social media, people have the opportunity to interact with and influence thousands of people that we would have never otherwise known. Because of this, I want to use this platform to expand my goal and help some of you guys accomplish your running goals for the year. I said this was “kind of” a giveaway in the title, that is because there are some stipulations to it.

First, please only enter if you have a goal of either starting running this year or getting more into running. Second, I need you to have a running goal in mind that you want to accomplish this year. Third, I need you to connect with me on Instagram and Strava so that we can encourage each other to meet our goals and hold each other accountable.

In 2019, I got this watch to kick start myself into getting into running and better shape. At the time (around the first of March), I could barely run a mile without stopping and my goal was just consistency. Once I realized that I was having fun tracking my mileage and the details Garmin provided to me, I got excited to run. If you would have told me in March that I would run a marathon in November, I would have laughed at you, but I did. Before the marathon, I upgraded to a Garmin Forerunner 945 (I’ll probably write a post on that some time soon as well) and have put my Vivoactive on the shelf. I thought about selling it but I always thought that I would find a better use for it than the money. In my mind, there is no better use for a fitness tracker than to see someone else accomplish their goals of a healthier lifestyle.

So, to enter…please agree to the stipulations above, I’m not going to take this accountability partner duty lightly. I will make a post about the giveaway on my instagram, please comment either here or on that post with what your goal is, why you want to accomplish the goal, and how a new Garmin will help in achieving that goal. If you don’t want to post that publicly, feel free to DM me on instagram and I will add you to the giveaway from there. I will announce the winner on Monday! GO!


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    Kyle Binkley
    January 23, 2020 at 6:26 am

    Love the idea!

    You and I have spoke briefly about this, But I’m been slowly getting into more fitness activities. I would love to start doing trail running soon around Chatt, I have started with more mixed cardio and cross training (elliptical, stair climber, recumbent bike) but plan to get more into actual running. As a PT, it’s my job to help people rehab back to health and function….now it’s my turn to do that in my own life.

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    January 23, 2020 at 6:40 am

    Great idea! My overall fitness goals haven’t had to do with running. More cardio and strength training. I’d love to run a mile and work up to running half a 5k. So far I can run a quarter mile!

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    January 23, 2020 at 8:04 am

    What a great giveaway! I recently started the C25K app back. My short term goal is to find balance and consistency. My long term goal is to complete a 5k.

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    Janelle Burr
    January 23, 2020 at 2:57 pm

    I used to run very consistently and be very active. It’s been 3 years now since becoming a mom, and it’s been so hard to get back into it. I feel like I’ve lost a big part of who I am, and need to get that back! I feel like I’ve been missing this so much, and need something to help push my desire. I’ve made a mental commitment to do a half in the spring, but have such a long way to go. I’m super into tech, and my old watch is a dinosaur at this point and inaccurate. This would be so awesome and encouraging to win this, and I’d love to know it’s already helped someone in their journey as well.

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    Kelly Tschida
    January 23, 2020 at 3:27 pm

    My dream has to become a runner. ( I know silly right??) But I follow tons of runners on IG and see people running on trails and exploring towns. I would love for that to be me. We like to travel in our state and I would love to be able to run through the different towns we visit and actually see it vs driving through quickly. Now that we are done having kids I think I am finally able to start making this dream come true!

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    Jodi McCumber
    January 23, 2020 at 8:32 pm

    This is great. I am so proud of you getting in to running and making such great accomplishments. I have run in the past but since making a move from Wisconsin to Tennessee I took a hiatus for I had some health issues that didn’t allow me to run and for I didn’t feel I had time adjusting to my new life. However, I decided to make 2020 my year and get myself back again. First race this year is Rock and Roll Marathon, Nashville. Looking forward to running that! Best of luck to you this year! I’ve followed Sarah for a while and just love you guys and your family!

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    Shelby McEntire
    January 25, 2020 at 3:39 pm

    I have always hated running. Maybe it’s because it was usually used as punishment back in my sports days or maybe because I’ve never had anyone teach me the right ways to do it. I just never needed running in my life and anytime I tried, it hurt.
    So after at least a decade hiatus from it, three weeks ago I told Daniel that I felt like if I just got up and started, I could run 10 miles just from pent up emotions. My stresses, frustrations, anxieties, etc propelled me and I just started. Is it normal to take up running from a mental need and not a physical one?? I learned on Pinterest and began interval training and for the first time ever, I didn’t hate it at all. I have run every other day for the past 3 weeks even taking my running shoes on a business trip so I wouldn’t miss a day. The longest I’ve gone without stopping is 7 minutes and that felt big to me. I felt so accomplished and peaceful, just totally found a groove.
    I’m a new foster mom and desperately need to take part of myself back so even though my goals are not marathon motivated, they are me motivated and that’s important. I’m pretty sure I need therapy, but running has started to ease a lot of tension (and it’s much cheaper.) Plus, I’m so tired of feeling so out of shape. Consistency is my goal here and I know I’ll get better and faster if I can achieve that.
    I’ve been running on a treadmill so I can track my speed, times, miles and heart rate, but having an actual tracker would free me up to get outside and run the trails surrounding me. I really think having some accountability would keep me going and I could actually possibly become a runner and love it. I’m at a point in life where I can appreciate it now.

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