6'0 Tall wife to Muscle Man, mother of 3, full time career woman, with an addiction to running wherever her size 10's will take her.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Ragnar Swagnar Giveaway

In June I ran a relay with my buddies.. I had been sick the 2 weeks prior to the relay and was very low energy.  I ran my first leg, 5 miles and felt OK.. with just 4 runners the transitions are pretty fast.  I was in and out of the van, taking pictures, cheering on my teammates, and having a blast.  Before I knew it I was up again....the next 6 miles were painful, I had forgotten something very crucial- Nutrition, I did not take care of myself and refuel in between legs.
 
On any Long Training run or Relay it is important to refuel before it is too late.  Running on fumes is not a good place to be.  When I got back to the van I told my teammates that I was light headed and about ready to cramp up.  Thankfully Tiffany had a Clif Bar which I chomped down in short order. I followed it up with some Clif Shot Blocks Margarita flavor with a little bit of salt.  Within 5 minutes I felt like myself again, I only wish that I would have taken these steps between Leg #1 and Leg #2.  There is so much going on during a Running Relay, that it can be hard to remember the most basic steps.
 
-Replenish Fuel
-Hydrate
-Bring easy to digest foods that won't upset your stomach.
-Help your teammates remember to EAT!
-Carry items with you to refuel on the Run
 
When the Ragnar Relay HERE folks asked me to be a part of the Ragnar Swagnar Blogger Giveaway I was EXCITED to find out that the prize was centered around my major fail in relays past.
 
WHAT WILL YOU WIN?

 
Clif Bar nutrition pack ($50 value)
Pack includes: Shot bloks, Gels, Clif bars, Clif Crunch, the MoJo bars and Luna bars.
 
 
HOW TO ENTER:
Leave a comment for each entry.
 
1- Like the Ragnar Relay Page on Facebook HERE
 
2-Tweet about the Giveaway using the #Swagnar hashtag and @Ragnarrelay in the Tweet. Check out the Ragnar Relay Tweets HERE
 
3- Post a Comment telling me why you would like to WIN.
 
***This Giveaway will last 48 hours...so enter now for your chance to WIN... if you don't win on my blog, be sure to check out the next blogger as I pass the baton on October 22nd...
 
The Next Blogger in the Swagnar Giveaway is

75 comments:

Rachel Goeden said...

I like Ragnar Relay on FB! LOVE them in real life :)

Rachel Goeden said...

I would love to win to help fuel my Ragnar Ultra training!!

Marlene said...

Liked Ragnar on FB!

Marlene said...

Tweeted!

Marlene said...

I would love to win because we don't get most of those goodies here in Canada. I miss out on all kinds of good stuff.

Alyssa said...

I liked them on fb

Alyssa said...

And I tweeted :)

Alyssa said...

I would like to win this because I really like clif bars (kids and adults) because they give me the energy I need on runs. And it would give me a chance to try other clif products I hadn't yet

abbi said...

I like on facebook

abbi said...

Love coif products and would like to try some new ones!

Penny Verdeck said...

I would love to win the "fuel" package. Nothing better than portable, easy nutrition!

Marti Messner Family said...

I like the Ragnar Relay on FB. cmessner@myuw.net

Marti Messner Family said...

Tweeted about the give-away.

Marti Messner Family said...

Nutrition is very hard for me during runs. Maybe having lots of samples would help me figure out something that would work.

Lisa said...

I already like them on fb!

Christy H. said...

I like them on FaceBook.

Lisa said...

I love Clif bars, Shots and Shotbloks, but haven't had the chance to try Clif's other products. I would love to have the opportunity to check the other stuff out.

Christy H. said...

I would like to win because I have limited experience with a variety of nutritional supplements. I have only used one or two items and want to try more, but that can get costly. If I win then I get a chance to try many new things without breaking the bank :)

Kates @ Life on the Pavement... said...

I already like Ragnar on FB :)

Kates @ Life on the Pavement... said...

I would love to win as I am always looking for new ways to refuel on the run or during a workout :)

Rebecca said...

I like Ragnar on Facebook

Rebecca said...

I want to win I love Clif and Luna Bars!

Rebecca said...

Tweeted! https://twitter.com/heelschica07/status/259845590781939712

Justine T said...

I like Ragnar Relay on facebook!

Justine T said...

I would love to win because I never win anything and it would be great! Plus I love clif bars!

Sue's Ramblings said...

Never done a relay like this and now would be the perfect time to start!

Sybil said...

I like Ragnar on FB!

Sybil said...

Clif products are my favorite way to refuel :)

Sweet and Savory by Sarah said...

I like them!

Sweet and Savory by Sarah said...

I want to win because I looooove Clif bars!

Andrea said...

I'd love to win b/c I'm always short on run fuel and love Clif products!

Andrea said...

I like Ragnar on FB :)

Unknown said...

I 'liked' Ragnar on FB -MG

Unknown said...

I would liek to win because I'm training for my first marathon and need to try out some fueling during long runs. -MG

Yo Momma Runs said...

Fun! I tweeted and liked them, and I would love to win because I am obsessed with fueling. And lots of it!

mom2booandbobo said...

I like Ragnar on FB!

mom2booandbobo said...

Why do I want to win......Clif products are a food group for my family!

mom2booandbobo said...

I tweeted!

Junk Food Runner said...

I liked Ragner on Facebook!

Junk Food Runner said...

I want to win because I LOVE Clif products. I use Clif Shot Bloks on every long run, and snack on Clif Bars, Luna Bars, Mojo Bars, and Clif Builder Bars. My husband is also addicted!

pensive pumpkin said...

tweeted!!!

https://twitter.com/pensivepumpkin/status/260095703781621760

pensive pumpkin said...

I'd like to win because Clif Shot Bloks are literally the only thing my tummy can handle pre- and during runs. I tried something else just yesterday because my supplies were running low. I paid for that mistake.

pensive pumpkin said...

Funny story- this post made me crave some Shot Bloks. And I ate them. So now I am forced to go run, otherwise they just become snack foods. LOL

Lisa said...

I just liked Ragnar on Facebook.

Nikki said...

I liked Ragnar!

Nikki said...

I tweeted too...

Nikki said...

I'd like to win because I am trying to learn how to properly fuel as I train for my very first full marathon (gulp!) Would love to try these great products!

Lisa said...

I tweeted!

Lisa said...

I'd like to win in order to try some of the new (to me) products that are pictured on your blog. Luna Cookies? Yes please!

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Holly said...

I like Ragnar on Facebook!

Holly said...

I tweeted!

Holly said...

I would like to win because of the great products to use for Ragnar Vegas to fuel me and my team!!!

Jamie said...

I would LOVE to win this because I love Ragnar! It was the most fun I have ever had in a race!! I really want to do another one asap! And the goodies sound so delicious!

Jamie said...

I Liked the Ragnar Relay Page on FB!

Jamie said...

Tweeted about the Giveaway on Twitter!! Check me out at @tucsnheatrunner on Twitter! :)

Heidi said...

I would love to try the various items in the nutrition pack. I am still experimenting with what combination of items work best for me on my runs.

Heidi said...

I like ragnar on facebook. I'm waiting for the dates for next year's Napa race to be posted. (Hoping this doesn't post twice.)

Liz said...

I "like" the Ragnar relay page on facebook.

Liz said...

I'm just getting back to running after having my third child. My goal is to run a half in the next year and I know fuel is going to be really important.

sandi said...

I would like to try the variety of items in the give-a-way. There are so many options out there. You need to really look at what it in each one and evaluate the job it does for your individual needs.
Sandi

burghrunnermom said...

I liked Ragnar Relay on Facebook.

burghrunnermom said...

I am building my mileage and just starting to think about fuel during and after runs. This would help me a lot. Thanks!

Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More said...

I like the Ragnar Relay on Facebook!

Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More said...

I tweeted! https://twitter.com/WhineLess/status/260197056931573760

Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More said...

Love Clif bars! Great flavors & fuel.

Laura said...

Ragnar Relay FB Fan!

Laura said...

Tweeted about giveaway!

Laura said...

I am new to this "running" thing, and have hopefully worked my way up to a 10K in November. I am still learning how to keep hydrated and fueled while I run--this giveaway would really help!

Just Jen said...

I liked Ragnar Relay on FB

Just Jen said...

I love Clif bars and would love to try some of their other products

Karen Bird said...

Pick me! Pick me! :)

Mel said...

I'd love to win the swag! :)

slowly growing old together said...

I *need* to win... I'm running the Richmond Marathon is a couple of weeks and need fuel throughout the race!

slowly growing old together said...

I liked Ragner Relay on FB!