|I ran for my cupcake in 28:58|
THE PEORIA EVENT
Personally, my local Cupcake Classic in Peoria was a bit of a letdown. The original scheduled date was postponed due to looming thunderstorms. On the raindate several days later... it didn't just rained, it poured! The group was much smaller than originally planned (schedule conflicts with new date and inclement weather). But the Sole Sisters that showed up splashed through the rain and made fun of the situation. Coincidentally, I had just enough goodies that everyone walked away with a cupcake and a prize! I'm so proud of the women who ran through the dark and rain with me last Wednesday. You are all Tough Chiks in my book!
THE VIRTUAL RACE
Thankfully, I use random.org to pick for prizes... because you are all WINNERS in my book. From the speedy runners to the walkers to the those completing 3.1 miles for the first time, congratulations on your finish line! I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your stories and smiling at your photos. Below are some of my favorites...
THE PRIZE WINNERS!
Events like this wouldn't be nearly as much fun without prizes from the generous sponsors who support the running community. Each company's name is highlighted with a link to their website. Please visit their websites and create your holiday wish list (or do a little pre-shopping for yourself!).
Milestone Jewelry (run happy hoodie) - Tonya Klausing-Kuzmik
Parsecent (heart rate monitor watch) - Abby Drinka
CLICK Espresso Protein Drink (deluxe prize pack) - Micky Schembri
Aquaphor (deluxe prize pack) - Noelle Evans
Tribute Sports (necklace) - Pamela Weston
Pro Compression (compression socks) - Abagael Shrader, Jacie Crawford
Injinji (toe socks) - Stephanie Williams, Stacy Jensen, Jennifer Morrison
GU Energy (strawberry lemonade electrolyte brew) - Penny Long
Road ID (gift certificate) - Tina Pratt, Bree McGuire
Hydrapak (sports bottle) - Crystal Raines (soft flask) - Alice Girton
RunnerDecals (custom drink tumbler) - Carrie Miller (will run for cupcakes decal) - Sheila Achey, Anitra DumlaoThompson, Kristi Cleary, Angela Green
Perfectly Posh (Rubby Scrubby foot treatment) - Libby Dillard
LockLaces (elastic shoelaces) - Lorena Stuart, Amy Sue Hasselbaum, Becky Joy, Jennifer Roberts
Tough Chik (shirt) - Kacie Williams
Quad Cities Marathon (shirt) - Terese Howell
I have all of your addresses already from when you submitted your times, so let a YaHoo! and then sit back and await your prize arrival.
Thank you everyone for making the 2nd annual Cupcake Classic a huge success!
Keep On Running...