Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Runners Respond: Why 13 in 2013? & More Prizes!

I am just amazed that a little idea I had last fall has turned into such a huge thing and has inspired over 700 others to complete 13 races this year. Thanks to Jill for helping me make this happen. But this is about more than just us, all of the others running too have their reasons and motivation.

Here's why some of you are taking on 13 in 2013...


Melanie @ Marathon Mel
I am excited to take on this challenge. I know I can run 13 races of varying distance next year (I am pretty sure I did more than that in 2012), but I love taking on new challenges...13 half-marathons in a year is a challenge that I am totally looking forward to accomplishing! Thanks for creating this challenge!

Katie
I have taken on the 13in2013 challenge to maintain my fitness throughout this, my first, pregnancy, and to encourage healthy habits in my new family! :)

Jenny
I have taken on the 13in2013 challenge to help keep me motivated throughout the year with my fitness goals. Plus, I'm always up for a good challenge :)

“I am so excited for this challenge!! I'm turning 40 in August and wanted it to be a BIG year. No one else in my family runs, so I'm looking at the 13in2013 as my year round birthday buddies!

I have taken on the challenge to keep myself motivated and running. This is something new to me (this liking running thing) and the races will help me keep going even when I want to give up!

April
“I am excited to push myself farther than I have ever done before. Thanks for the inspiration

Katie @ The Mighty KC (Full story coming!)
“I run because they told me I wouldn’t be able to.  I want health to be a priority for my child as they grow up!  and the way I can do that is to keep running myself to show that even when life gets tough or challenges happen (good or bad), running is a way to help keep us grounded and calm.”



For a complete list of sponsors check out 13 in 2013 Sponsors.
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Never Settle is more than just a tagline. It’s our calling. Our way of seeing the world. And the rallying cry for out entire company.  Mizuno
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Running Skirts. High Performance Wear with Girly-Girl Style!
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Isn’t this pattern perfect for 13 in 2013!

Enter promo code “skirthappiness” for 15% off your purchase!

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Nuun is leading the way in portable hydration with three drink options to keep you refreshed and replenished all day, everyday. All three are ideal to help keep you hydrated and to make the most of the water you drink.
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Race Day Books. A runner’s creative organizational book for race day memories. A unique place to display and preserve your race statistics, bib numbers and photos for all your races from 5K, 10K, half marathons and marathons.

Race Day Books is offering 13 in 2013 participants 10% off orders through 1/17! Enter the promo code “13in2013″.

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Why are you running 13 in 2013? What makes you commit to a challenge of any type?
Remember Shirts are now available to order 13in2013 Shirts Only a couple styles are included but please email me if you would like other items available.



14 comments:

  1. I absolutely LOVE that running skirt!! Adding it to my list of rewards! I had never seen race day books before...loving it!! I committed to doing the 13 in 2013 to prove to myself that the first time around wasn't a fluke! After having my first daughter I was able to lose 70lbs and improve my half marathon time by 30 minutes! I just had a baby 3 months ago and I am going to prove to myself that I can get there again!!

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  2. I have never run in a running skirt before, but that skirt makes me want to!!
    I started running after my mastectomy as a way to get myself back into the swing of things. Sadly I stopped running 2 years ago when we moved to North Dakota. I'm starting back up, because I want to become a real runner and stick with it the rest of my life.

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    1. Running is a great lifelong activity. :)

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  3. I LOVE that skirt!! How cute!! I'm joining you because I need help getting that push and finding my love for running again! I love Nuun & Miz products so excited to see that! Have a fabulous Wednesday! :)

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    1. Finding that love is key to good running :)

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  4. The skirt is definitely very cute! I'm running in 13in2013 because I want to be a real runner. That's it!

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  5. Wow Jen I am so excited that 13 in 2013 is such a success. Great job! I joined for the pure fun and joy of it:)

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    1. It will be great fun, glad you joined.

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  6. How great to see soooo many on board! I get excited every time I see #13in2013 pop up on Twitter and so many blogs :)
    LOVE that sponsor list. LOVE this challenge!

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    1. We are thrilled, I too love seeing all the excitement and talk :)

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  7. is it too late to join in? what a great idea! i'd love to participate

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    1. We closed the registration on the 6th after an extension, but keep an eye on here in case we decide to reopen it due to more interest.

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