Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Team Marathon With A Sweet Giveaway x 5!

On Sunday I will run the Denver Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon as an honorary member of Team Marathon. This means I get to run while eating bars non-stop while wearing one of these shirts:

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Option #1

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Option #2

Of course I’m kidding about eating bars not-stop while running. That would lead to crappy, smelly results that no one around me would want to witness.

Denver will either be 90 degrees and I’ll do option #1, or snowing and 30 degrees in which case I’ll choose option #2. There is a saying around here that annoys the hell out of me, but it is true, “If you don’t like the weather, just wait five minutes.” Around here we can drop 40 degrees in no time, so it gets a bit nipply. 

One saying I DO like is the motto of Team Marathon:

“Life isn’t a sprint, it’s a marathon.”

You may be wondering what Team Marathon is all about and how you can get involved. Team Marathon has 200 ambassadors nationwide. These individuals all “have passion and enthusiasm for living a healthy, well-rounded life and are involved in activities ranging from running, to cycling, to triathlon and other endurance sports.” Just like you and me, right?

Later this week, look for an interview I did with Richard Kalasky, a Team Marathon member, who went from overweight couch potato (325 lbs!) to a 185 lb stud who does triathlons and marathons. Hugely inspirational!

Aside from all of that healthy, balanced living, the team members have something else in common: they love Marathon Bars. I mean, who wouldn’t? If you haven’t had a MB, you might want to try one. They are a tasty treat, packed full of protein and vitamins. I know this because Team Marathon sent me a couple to try. And, yes, I ate them all in one sitting:

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My favorite is the Protein Bar. This sucker is BIG and carries a whopping 21 grams of protein. I am so delicate I usually just eat half at a time, but it is a satisfying snack after a long workout.

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There are also a couple of other varieties, equally as yummy:

The Energy Bar:

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And the new Smart Stuff bar for you healthier types who want whole grains, fewer calories and some fiber (fart).

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The giveaway!

Want to try some? Marathon Bar is giving away prize packs of three boxes (assorted) to each of five winners!

To enter:

  • “Like” Marathon Bars on Facebook + 1 entry
  • Blog, twat, FB about this giveaway + 1 entry
  • Tell me your favorite pre or post training snack and why + 1 entry
  • Follow my blog if you don’t already + 1 entry

Five winners will be chosen by random.org on October 7.

Simple as PIE!! Mmmmm…pie.

SUAR

Fine print: Per FTC guidelines, Marathon Bar provided me with my bar samples and shirts. They also provided the prizes for this giveaway.

321 comments:

  1. Favorite post training snack? Beer counts, right? Definitely beer.

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  2. So they gave you TWO shirts? awesome! I liked 'em on fb. runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

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  3. i follow your blog! runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

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  4. My prerace/ prerun snack is always a one piece of bread peanut butter sandwich. Always. And i eat it within 30 min of running. Big rule breaker over here! My fav post race snack is a bowl of Special K cereal! runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

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  5. My favorite post-run snack is chocolate milk. I love it!

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  6. I also follow your blog via google reader.

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  7. I always eat a Greek yogurt cup before and after. High in protein and tasty!!!

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  8. Favorite pre workout strawberry banana PowerGel, post workout is a frozen fruit protein smoothie with chocolate milk and coffe...trust me its AWESOME!!!

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  9. I like half a WW bagel with whipped cream cheese post workout

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  10. I don't think it's OK to say that Diet Coke is my fave post-run snack so I'll say ... uh ... anything resembling a nut butter on anything resembling fruit.

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  11. My favorite post run snack is a hot cup of coffee (thanks rainy Pacific NW) and whatever baked good is laying around.

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  12. I follow your blog faithfully!

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  13. I like Marathon Bars on Facebook.

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  14. Favorite post training snack is chocolate milk or hot chocolate (depending on the weather of course). It's the sweat I crave, doesn't feel heavy, and clearly I'm too tired to chew anything :)

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  15. My favorite pre-race tradition is having a bowl of plain oatmeal an hour and a half before the race begins.

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  16. And then I tweeted about it.

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  17. I've always been a Cif Bar girl... I do love the marathon snickers bar, but have not tried any of the new types! (Last I saw them, there was only one type.)

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  18. I usually do a protein shake post work out!

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  19. Lately I have been loving my homemade pumpkin muffins before AND after workouts. Normal, right?

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  20. fav pre-run snack is oj with a mini cliff bar

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  21. My favorite post-run snack is a homemade smoothie with almond milk, frozen berries, frozen banana, and protein powder. Not sure if I will continue this as the weather gets colder though....

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  22. My favorite snack is a clif bar or a banana and half a bagel.

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  23. Nice jersey! Love Marathon Bars and I had no idea about "Team Marathon" - great motto!

    Like them on FB!

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  24. linked on my sidebar of my blog

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  25. I've always liked the Snickers Marathon bars and my 14-year-old son eats them constantly (oh to have the metabolism of a 14-year-old boy).

    I don't know if I have a favorite pre/post run snack. I always try to eat a banana before I head out and then something light right when I am done. But my favorite post-long-run meal is a chili relenos, cheese enchilada, rice, refried beans, salsa, chips, guacamole, and beer. I have to have it and I swear it makes me recover faster.

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  26. Favorite post-training snack is chocolate milk - goes down easy when I can stomach solids and has all the right stuff I need for recovery! Tastes like heaven, too...

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  27. I love chocolate milk or a banana post race.

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  28. My usual pre-workout snack is a granola bar of some sort or toast and peanut butter. Post-workout is always a banana. Yum!

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  29. I follow your blog, liked them on FB, and enjoy peanut M&Ms post training. :)

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  30. Last year, I ran my first half marathon and my pre run snack, 3/4 of a bar was the chewy Marathon Energy by Snickers. It has stuck with me through many more half's and also my 2 marathons.
    I love the chewy, peanut bar.

    Post run snack: An arbonne chocolate shake. It's the only thing my stomach will hold onto since there is no soy or whey in it.

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  31. Do you really need two shirts? Maybe If I don't win the bars you could give me one of the shirts as a consolation gift?

    No shit...

    HA!

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  32. After run snack....big ol' drink of PowerAde or Gatorade...and a shower!

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  33. I liked Marathon Bar....they are delish!

    I follow your blog, love it!

    Favorite post training snack: chocolate mile, eggs and bacon with my daughter-she usually makes it!

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  34. Pre race I love a slice of wheat bread with PB. Helps me not crap my pants.

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  35. well, i already follow your blog & like marathon bars on fb so does that count? :) pre-race would be a banana, post-race depends on the distance but always chocolate milk!

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  36. My fav post run snack....either muscle milk or sweet potato w/cinnamon. Yum!

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  37. Post race/run snack - chocolate milk. Why? It tastes freakin' awesome!

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  38. a big glass of fountain Coke after a really long run especially if it s a hot day, but always after a marathon

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  39. Ohhh I've never tried Marathon bars before!! But- I liked them on FB!

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  40. My favourite post run treat is chocolate milk and peanut butter! So yummy!

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  41. These bars look delicious!.. I also follow your blog!

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  42. I shared this giveaway on facebook and on my blog sidebar.

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  43. I twatted this about you!

    @ShutUpRun is having an @MarathonBars Giveaway! I haven't tried them but they look DELICIOUS! shutupandrun.net/2011/10/team-m…

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  44. I'm a follower! i want to win!!!

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  45. I usually fuel with a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. It keeps me full for a long time and sits well in my stomach when I run.

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  46. I like to recover with coffee. Thus, I could really use the win in this giveaway.

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  47. Hey there! I like Marathon Bar on Facebook!!

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  48. I tweeted about this giveaway (@krissymmurphy)

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  49. pre-run - usually Peanut butter toast. Post Run - coffee! Maybe not the best post run snack, but it's a ritual with my running buddy that we hit up a coffee spot after our long run.

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  50. My fave training snack is Clif Builder's bars. I will have to compare to the Marathon bars when I win them!! ;)

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  51. I also follow your blog! LOVE it!

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  52. Prerun, peanut butter toast. Postrun, chocolate milk.

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  53. I love chocolate milk post workout b/c it's so yummy.

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  54. Re-tweeted the giveaway = check
    Liked Marathon Bar on FB = check
    Already follow you = check?
    Favorite pre-training food - half banana, post - 1/2 sports drink with scoop soy protein powder. Hey, I never said it tasted good, just does the job.

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  55. I posted a status update about the giveaway on FB.

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  56. Pre race- pb on toast & a little oatmeal.
    Post race- Chocolate milk and bananas!!

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  57. I liked Marathon Bars on FB!!

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  58. I posted your giveaway on my FB!

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  59. My favorite post workout snack is chocolate milk or a protein shake, yum!

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  60. chocolate milk and mt. dew. Not together.

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  61. Favorite snack post training? Well, anything that involves chocolate.

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  62. Favorite POST training snack - chocolate milk!

    I haven't figured out a good pre-training run snack yet. But before biking I can eat just about anything.

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  63. I love a banana before a run, and I am not usually hungry afterwards. I try to have a granola bar or something small though.

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  64. I posted the giveaway on facebook!

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  65. My favorite post run snack is chocolate milk!!

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  66. Liked on Facebook, Follow Your Blog... and my favorite post run snack is fruit. Usually bananas, but whatever is in season will do. I am loving the Colorado peaches right now!

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  67. Posted on my FB page, liked marathon bars and your FB pages, already follow on twitter. Thank you for this cool giveaway!

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  68. I eat my kid's gummies before and during long runs... I eat peanuts and almonds after.

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  69. How can Team Marathon run a 1/2 Marathon? I don't follow you because of all the farting........

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  70. Favorite post running snack- peanut butter, nutella, and banana sandwich toasted until it's all gooey. YUM-O.

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  71. Post run a Marathon bar....chocolate milk, and a mango smoothie, with fresh mango of course..yummy.

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  72. I follow your blog, of course :).

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  73. I love a protein smoothie post run.

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  74. I love a protein smoothie post run.

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  75. I'm posting your giveaway on my blog.

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  76. favorite pre training snack: whole wheat bagel with peanut butter, a little bit of nutella and bananas. post training snack: berryline yogurt with lots of toppings!

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  77. I follow your blog!
    Can't run now because I am 7 months preggo and feel wierd when I try, but when I do run, I love to follow up with beer and pizza!

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  78. is that SHUT UP + RUN visor by HeadSweats?? if so....can I win that?? awesome!!

    favorite pre? bread, pb and banana. sometimes honey & cinn too

    post? a giant protein shake with frozen banana and spinach and PB.
    Yummmmmm

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  79. of couse i follow you. funniest blog out there...

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  80. i follow you!
    and post-training snack? chocolate milk and pizza!!! and a turkey sandwich with stuffing and cranberry!

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  81. Fav post training snack? choc milk, or big train protein/coffee blends. That, and chips and salsa (healthy, i know).

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  82. Yup, I follow your blog! Also? I'm running the denver marathon this weekend too! maybe we'll bump into each other at some point. or probably not since it's effing huge (TWSS).

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  83. I love Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate Milk with Vanilla Protein Powder...yum!!! Or a protein smoothie will do. I did have a hot fudge straight from the oven brownie sundae once--and that was to die for.

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  84. liked them on facebook! fav post workout snack? PB & apples!

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  85. Somehow Marathon bars and fitness don't quite jibe to me. I do like their shirts though.

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  86. favorite pre-race snack:

    2 Jazz Apple halves filled with almond butter or peanut butter and topped with a few Craisins for texture. Bloody brilliant concoction, if I say so myself.

    Haven't pooped myself yet when eating this.

    ~C

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  87. My favorite post run snack is cinnamon coated almonds. Yum! They're delicious and packed with the protein I need post run. Also they're easy on my post-run stomach :)

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  88. I follow your blog

    Melissa dot Brook (at) hotmail dot com

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  89. I liked marathon bars on FB
    Marcia Parker Grajewski

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  90. I follow your blog

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  91. Most days my pre-run snack is an english muffin with almond butter.

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  92. My favorite pre run fuel is a fruit smoothie or a piece of fruit with a PB smear....it settles well and leaves me satisfied

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  93. Well i am a faithful follower of your blog. LOVE IT.
    Liked Marathon on FB but truthfully have not tried them yet,
    was hoping to at my Rock-n-Roll St. Louis in a few weeks (my 1st)
    My pre-run is a Kashi 7 grain waffle w/naturally more PB and my post-run is chocolate milk.

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  94. I am volunteering at the 1st aid station (not medical, but numerical) on Sunday, I will cheer for you!

    I posted about the giveaway on my blog
    I already follow you
    I really like Yogurtland after a long hot run or ride but I haven’t tried marathon bars so maybe that will change my mind ;)

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  95. fave pre: water post: bananas and water

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  96. I'll repost on facebook in my blog :isabelle at home

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  97. I don't have a favorite post training snack. I'll eat anything that is in the fridge or cupboard that sounds good. I do like to drink chocolate milk

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  98. I liked Marathon bars on facebook!

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  99. For some reason I love a nice smoothie or occasional frozen coffee after a nice sesh.

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  100. <- follower

    Favorite pre-run: glass of almond milk and half of a bar (granola, cereal, or other). Favorite post-run: more almond milk, 1/2 half of the bar, and if I'm lucky (and the daughter isn't awake yet) a cup of coffee and oatmeal!

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  101. I liked them on FB!!!

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  102. Post race snack usually a bar of some sort and chocolate milk!!

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  103. Post race snack usually a bar of some sort and chocolate milk!!

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  104. I follow you, I liked marathon bar on fb, and I am a big fan of coconut water after a run :)
    Kim.linton@comcast.net

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  105. Love these bars and often eat them before a race. They are hard to find so I would love to win some.

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  106. I'm a faithful follower!!!

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  107. For after long runs I love making chocolate pancakes...but that isn't always possible...so if not I love Smores Luna Bars!

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  108. Fav snack before = nothing usually. sometimes regret this.

    Fav snack after = real food. Meat, potatoes, pasta...real. Why because I usually want the comfort of those filling types of dishes. That and the best shower you ever take...the one right after a long run.

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  109. I follow you

    ...around like a sad puppy. Okay not really. I live way over here and you live way over there.

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  110. I follow you. I will also be doing the Rock n Roll Half. Based on the weather I just saw I would also ask for a Team Marathon slicker =(

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  111. Is it cheating that I enter since I was part of team Marathon last year? I do love their bars, and they didn't have the smart ones (or send me any). Love the long sleeve tee! Active hasn't given me one of those in a long time! I like marathon bars on facebook.

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  112. I have been following you.

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  113. Favorite post workout snack is a protein smoothie.

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  114. I am not lying here, but my favorite pre race meal is the Marathon Bar Protein Carmel Nut Rush. (it did help that I was provided them free of charge all last year, but it is still my fav and I will buy my own if I don't win). I eat one 3 hours before race start, and so far, it has not let me down this year, 1 marathon and 2 70.3s! I have 2 left, and will be using those for my 2 half marathons coming up. I need to get some fresh ones for Boston.

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  115. I'm a stalker, um, I mean follower :)

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  116. Liked Marathon bars on FB!

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  117. Pre-training: still looking for just the right thing (marathon bar maybe?!?)
    Post: lowfat chocolate milk nom nom

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  118. i like to eat a banana before runs bc the smell of it and after eating a bite or two i HAVE to make a "run" to the bathroom.... :)

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  119. Yup, I follow you. Have a great time running the next marathon.

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  120. Before a workout, usually a banana or an orange.

    After a workout, a smoothie or lately, chocolate milk... and GOTEIN if I have some.

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  121. Pre-race I like toast w/peanut butter.

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  122. snacks...cinnamon pita chips. I know I know...I will not win the best snack contest. THEY ARE GOOD.

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  123. I like Marathon bars on fb!

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