Friday, October 15, 2010

$100 Giveaway for Fitness

So what if it’s 1:58 p.m. and I’m still in my pajamas? People who use crutches should be allowed to:

  • Stay in their PJs all day
  • Drop f-bombs rapidly and frequently
  • Hit or poke people or dogs with a crutch if they get in the way
  • Drink alcohol in copious amounts
  • Park in handicapped spots
  • Get any Starbucks drink they want for free
  • Elicit sympathy from everyone (Fedex guy, cops, etc), not just their mom (thanks for the apple pie, mom).
  • Decorate their crutches 
bostonorbust

I’m going to endorse the Urban Dictionary’s definition of crutches:

Deathly pre-evolved devices with the purpose of aiding one with an injured leg, knee, ankle, etc. May cause drowsiness, sweating, and result in massive upper-body strength. Ultimately, makes one look like a badass god/goddess capable of surviving any difficult circumstance.

I really like the goddess/badass part.

Here’s the thing. If I can sit here with crutches by my side and a fractured hip in my body and still make a commitment to a fitness goal, so can you. In fact, I am so sure you can do this, that….

In honor of Jared (Subway guy) running his first marathon in NYC in November, Subway wants to give one of you up to $100 towards your own fitness challenge of your choice. This can be anything ranging from a race entry fee, a new class you want to try (Zumba? Tai Chi?), hiring a fitness coach of some sort, you name it. So, think about how you might want to Commit to Fit, especially if you had $100 to apply towards your goal.

Me? Duh! My $100 is going towards registering for the Boston Marathon on Monday.

Here’s how to enter (comment for each):

  1. Tell me what you would put your $100 of towards (this needs to be an activity you are committed to completing as a fitness challenge, not food, clothing, ipods, watches, etc)  +1 entry
  2. Write about this giveaway on your blog, FB, Twitter, etc. +1 entry
  3. Follow this blog or let me know if you do already + 1 entry
  4. Enter Subway’s FB sweepstakes HERE and let me know + 1 entry

This giveaway will end on 10/20.

The fine print:

  • Per FTC guidelines: Subway provided the (up to) $100 to be applied towards the winners fitness challenge. They also gave me a $100 to go towards my own challenge. I did not pay anything for this.
  • Contest only open to US residents. Sorry! 
  • The winner will be chosen at random by Random.org
  • Check back October 20 to see if you won!
  • If I don’t hear back from the winner within 2 days after posting that they’ve won, I’ll Random.org another name

For more information about the Commit to Fit program and for a chance to win up to $26,200 please visit the Subway Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/Subway.

Here’s to getting fit,

SUAR

378 comments:

  1. Good luck with your healing!

    I would use my $100 towards a garmin watch!

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  2. posted it to my blog at www.runtohealth.blogspot.com

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  3. hope you're off those crutches soon, damn open to U.S. only contests!

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  4. Will put it towards personal training sessions.

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  5. I would put the money toward the fee for the Twin Cities marathon 2011. I have my first half marathon in two weeks and would love to run a full marathon!

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  6. And I entered the contest on FB

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  7. With the $100, I will go to Whole Foods and shop =)

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  8. Gonna post this giveaway on my sidebar now =)

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  9. I've been wanting to try Zumba videos and I would use the $100 towards that.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  10. I would put it toward a vhalf marathon entry.

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  11. I follow your blog.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  12. the money would go towards getting myself a Garmin!

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  13. i follow you in Google reader.
    Bummer about your hip :/

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  14. I would use the $100 for my entry fee for the Austin Zooma 1/2 marathon in April!

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  15. I would put the money towards more Tacfit classes I'm taking ... or maybe pay for those vibrams I just put on my credit card!

    Also, I think you're being a great sport about everything. You totally deserve some free starbucks ... you just need to find that runner barista, they'll get it!

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  16. I entered Subway's sweepstakes on FB

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  17. I entered the sweepstakes on FB

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  18. And I posted about and linked to you on my blog.
    Enjoy the pie your mom gave you! (:

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  19. I would use the $100 towards race entries!

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  20. I posted this giveaway on my blog sidebar.

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  21. Can I play this and if I win the challenge can it be given to Jill?

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  22. Sure Andrew - it can go towards a running coach!

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  23. I would take the $100 and pay my coach for a few weeks of training.

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  24. Posted on Facebook: facebook

    Posted on my blog Contest Sidebar: blog

    Posted on twitter: twitter

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  25. Awwww, bless Andrew!! :)

    I would take my $100 and go directly to someone with an x-ray machine and say, "Here, here's $100 cash, take a picture of my damn heel and tell me what the hell is wrong with it."

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  26. I am a follower!

    (Also, crossing my fingers that you're 100% healed long before Boston.)

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  27. No question about it: I'd put the money toward the next Rugged Maniac event that I do (www.ruggedmaniac.com - kind of my favourite thing right now). I'm definitely running it in the spring, but the only question is whether I'm running in one city or two.

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  28. I would put it toward a spring marathon such as the Colorado Marathon that I am currently eyeing. I need a goal to keep me motivated during the winter months.

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  29. I would put it toward a gym membership so that I could get into better shape. I am already walking between 2 and 5 miles a day.
    jedoggett@embarqmail.com

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  30. I am following via Google Friend Connect
    jedoggett@embarqmail.com

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  31. tweeted http://twitter.com/annedoggett/status/27499321626

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  32. I would put the $100 toward the Vancouver USA marathon! My first!!

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  33. With my $100, I would pay the entry fee for my FIRST olympic triathlon. That OR my first MARATHON!!!! I NEED the cash!! So my hubby doesn't divorce me from paying all these race fees!

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  34. I would use the money to enter my first race. Yup, first race and I want to make it a good one. Half in Europe? I'd love to run the marathon in Turkey that spans the bridge connecting Europe and Asis!

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  35. If I won the money I would for sure commit to doing the Boulder tri series, which I'm to scared to sign up for!

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  36. Hmmm, there are so many fitness-related things I could use that $100 for! But I think I'd put it toward semi-private Pilates classes. My gym was doing a Pilates challenge (30 sessions will change your body tagline) but you had to pay extra for it and I didn't have the moolah.

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  37. Also, I'm a follower. Who is keeping my fingers crossed for you.

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  38. I would put the $100 towards Masters Swim Sessions. I really want to become consistent at swimming and being part of a Masters group would totally help with that fitness goal.

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  39. I entered the Subway Facebook Sweepstakes!

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  40. I like the idea of free sympathy coffee.

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  41. I would put the $100 towards more swimming instruction, either with a coach or masters swim class.

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  42. Mentioned the contest on my Blog

    http://jeffg-runningthroughphoenix.blogspot.com/2010/10/friday-night-repast.html

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  43. Disney is not cheap, so I would put the $100 towards the Marathon.

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  44. I would absolutly use it to register for my first race. It runs on November 6th, a half marathon, and I have been training for it but havent been able to pay the fee yet.

    So so sorry about the hip. What ass.

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  45. If I won I would use the money towards meeting my 2010 fitness goal of running 10 races in 2010. I have 4 races to go to reach my goal, however, my funds have run out.

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  46. I already entered the subway fb contest

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  47. I would use $100 for a half marathon entry. One in March in Lincoln City.

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  48. And I would use it to pay for my race entry fee for the Martian (half) Marathon in April and a full marathon next fall, probably Detroit.

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  49. I would the $100 fo entry fees in to the Whidbey Island Half - which I want to run instead of walk as I have done in the past or towards a garmin or other running device.

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  50. I would use the $100 to take a yoga class at a local center.

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  51. I would use the $100 to sign up for more than a sprint triathlon. It's too easy to not train when doing the sprints, a longer distance will keep me honest.

    So sorry to hear about the stress fracture. I had been looking forward to cheering for you on Sunday!

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  52. by the way, I follow your blog.
    Cheers!

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  53. :( i'm still so sorry about your injury. i will be thinking about you a lot this weekend.

    if i had $100 i would probably buy a new purse.... because thats how i roll :)

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  54. I'm Canadian so i'm not entering the giveaway but I had to say how much I loved your crutches list. I was on them for 3 weeks this summer and think I set an f-bomb record. Haha!

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  55. Towards 1/3 of the cost of the entry in the Goofy challenge.

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  56. I would put it towards the self-defense class my daughter and I want to take. As part of the classwe would be learning how to empower ourselves and lifestyle adjustments and begin a cardio -strenghth training program.
    tattgiff at centurytel dot net

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  57. I am following you.
    tattgiff at centurytel dot net

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  58. Entered Subway contest.
    tattgiff at centurytel dot net

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  59. I would use it towards yoga classes. I've been meaning to try some classes, but as a grad. student don't really have the money to do it! And I'm a follower :)

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  60. 100.00 toward a session with RunSafe!

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  61. I would put it towards hiring a swim coach. I would really like to try a Sprint Tri and this would help. Or my next marathon entry fee!

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  62. I would either use it towards some new running gear or entry fees into some upcoming events.

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  63. I'd use it to buy an annual swim pass so I can actually train for a triathlon!

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  64. I would love to buy some yoga classes at the local studio to improve strength and flexibility - I think it would really help my running.

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  65. I am in serious need of some new running clothes... and will be needing shoes in the next month!

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  66. I'd get swimming lessons, lol! I've already done 2 tris and I seriously suck suck suck at swimming. I'm surprised I actually survivied the swim. So I'd get swimming lessons with my $100. Hopefully more than one...I sure need more than one...

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  67. posted on fb... oh and i meant sweepstakes... not "sweetstake" sawesome.

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  68. I would put it towards my redemption 1/2 marathon the Flying Pirate Half in OBX. :) I will run a better half in April!!

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  69. My latest greatest fitness goal is to run all 5 marathon majors so I'd put the $$ toward entry into NYC, Berlin or London.

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  70. Wow- this would be a great prize- count me in! I'm a follower

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  71. I'd use it towards Big Sur marathon next Spring. It's on my bucket list, so I should do it sooner than later. I'm no spring chicken, ya know.

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  72. I would use it for the entry fee to the Musselman Half-Ironman Triathlon next July.

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  73. I would definitely Use the $100 to register for my first FULL marathon!! :D

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  74. I linked your giveaway on my blog!
    http://zanetaruns.blogspot.com

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  75. I would definitely put the money towards a marathon race entry fee - perhaps a big city race like Chicago since the high fee always drives me away?

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  76. And I entered the FB sweepstakes a week or so ago so I don't think I can again.

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  77. And I follow your blog via google reader. :)

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  78. I would use it towards yoga classes, which I definitely need to help this stretch this tightness out and get my core in better shape.

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  79. Very inspiring. :) My $100 would go to registering for Seattle Rock N Roll Marathon in June 2011. It will be my first!

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  80. I would put the money towards my entry fee for the Wasatch Back Ragnar relay. It's a spendy race and the $100 would be awesome! I could even put you on the back of my shirt as my sponser! ;)

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  81. Gotcha linked on my blog.
    www.imafitnessjunky.blogspot.com

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  82. I would use the $100 toward my entry for the LA marathon 2011.

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  83. I would like to use the $100 toward registration for my first marathon! It will either be Olathe Marathon in April or the Free State Trail full marathon late April...or maybe both!!

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  84. If allowed, I would put it towards rejoining Weight Watchers and the $100 would cover about two months of that. If not, I would put it towards yoga and spinning classes at the gym.

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  85. Posted on Twitter http://twitter.com/#!/imccampbell

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  86. I follow you on Google Reader. So sorry about the hip fracture =/ But, you will fight through it and have a great Boston Marathon.

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  87. I entered the Subway FB contest.

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  88. Oh, crap, I can't pass on $100. I'd waste it as PART of the entry fee for the FANS 24-hour run (goes to charity, folks... you can feel guilty now and start deleting your entries!)

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  89. I'm even willing to admit I follow anonymously for $100.

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  90. I would use the $100 toward my IM Cozumel 2011 fee as there is no way I can afford it or my Cancun 2011 fee but I wonder if I'm a US resident or not. I am a US citizen but living in Mexico since 2004.

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  91. Ok, I entered the sweepstakes on FB (Subway, via your link)

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  92. I would use it to meet my goal to run my first full marathon in May '11- Gettysburg North-South Marathon.

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  93. I would use the money towards the race fee for my first half.

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  94. I would use the $100 to help pay for my taekwondo lessons. My current goal is to earn a black belt.

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  95. I entered the Subway FB challenge!

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  96. Definitely towards race entries so my husband will stop complaining about how expensive it is to run

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  97. I would use it towards the hubbies and mines entry fees for Chelan Man! We are doing this Triathlon together this year and training all year long!

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  98. when i was on crutches i would hit ppl in the hallways of my highschool with them if they were walking slowly oops.

    if i had that $100 i'd put it toward some short distance race fees. i'd LOVE to race the really fast stuff more but it's soooo expensive!

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  99. Pajamas? Or stripper pants? I'm a follower

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  100. The $100 would go towards my first ultra - maybe Ice Age 50K in May.

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  101. I would use the $100 toward my entry into the Austin Half Marathon. Or Full. I can't decide which yet, which is good since I don't have the money to enter right now. But I am going to do one of the two!

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  102. I would put the money towards a few yoga classes. I don't stretch enough, and as I am getting older I realize that I need to really focus on stretching out these old muscles!

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  103. I entered Subway's Commit to Fit sweepstakes on FB.

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  104. Ooo- I would put it towards a trainer that could help me get a pr in my next marathon.

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  105. I would put it towards taking pilates reformer classes. I so need to work on my core strength.

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  106. And I entered the Subway's Commit to fit sweepstakes on FB.

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  107. I would put the money towards a race regristration....perhaps for my first tri that I want to do next summer!

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  108. 100 bucks to sign u p for nyc triathlon - my first olympic

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  109. I would put the money toward training plans/consultations with running experts. I need to get out of my own head and have some direction from a professional!

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  110. I entered the Subway Commit to Fit challenge!

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  111. i'd put it to a nutritionist, without a doubt. I need to learn to eat more to keep myself fueled properly. and i need all the help i can get.

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  112. I would totally use this to pay my entry fee for the Seattle Rock 'n Roll half marathon in June 2011!

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