Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Worst Giveaway Ever

For reasons not really worth discussing right now, Adidas sent me a free shirt. It is a great shirt. I know, because I already have the exact one. Even the same color. So, I'm giving it away. If you would like a blue Mens medium Adidas shirt, just leave me a comment about the worst running gift you've ever received.*

I know. I know. A giveaway that excludes so many based on gender? Well, I'm sorry ladies, they didn't send me a free Womens shirt. But there has to be someone you know and love who may like this gift and therefore warrants your participation.

Winner will be randomly drawn out of a hat by the Redhead.


Running related: this is my last week before taper begins. Which means this is my last long run of 20M+. I'm nervous. I'm planning on 23M. The last two 20M runs have been average (read, I fell apart during the last seven miles). I'd like to have a decent run before taper.

Additionally, I'm just not sure if I should go back to the 'Hills of Death' course, or run the equally challenging 'Tomato Hill' run. If you want, feel free to influence me. A vote for either course will count as an entry if you are lucky enough to have never received some running related piece of crap.

*To past winners of my giveaways. If you have the audacity to suggest that anything I sent you qualifies I will laugh and then send spoiled cookies to your home...I still have your address.


GeorgiaSnail said...

I love the week of the "last long run"...kind of like my 2nd to last 800 on track day. I know that 1 more and we can relax....

Kandi said...

I don't know if I've ever received a running related gift... oh wait, I got a pair of socks for Christmas, but I actually like them. hmmm.
Anyway, I don't know what 'Tomato Hill' is but I'd choose that course to change it up a bit from your last long run. That's my 2 cents.

Jen B. said...

Worst running gift was hands down a Nike + Sportband pedometer. Why would I fuss with calibrating that device when I have my trusty Garmin...hmm?

I say "Hills of Death"....

Emily said...

dear redhead,

please pick me out of a hat so i can give this to my newly running bf.

is it fair to say I have never received a bad running gift? i really don't think i have. anything running is good in my book.

Harold said...

Do the crappy shirts you get at most 5Ks count as running gifts? If so, most of those qualify.

Oh and I think you should leave the chicks outta this drawing. Theres like 85474 chick bloggers for every 1 guy blogger, so give the dudes a break :D

Sun Runner said...

You made Adidas bow to your will. That is impressive.

Or, maybe you just bitched and moaned so much they threw a shirt at you to make you shut UP about it already.

I vote for Tomato Hill because I like tomatoes better than death.

Jessie said...

I vote for hills of death, because I know your a beast and you will ROCK IT! Cant wait to see you guys in a week! Its been too long since stuffed shell night!

Linda said...


THIS IS THE WORST giveaway schwag I ever received. I LOVE this contest if only to show you the pic!!!

Pick me!!

Ironman By Thirty said...

Did Adidas buy you out for a lousy shirt? Is that all it took to get you to stop ragging on their gear? You should have at least held out for an embroidered Boston jacket instead of a screen printed one.

Can't say I have ever gotten a bad running gift.

However, the worst present I ever received was when I turned 8 (2nd grade). I wanted bike. Instead, I got a piano. And with that piano? 6 years or dreadfully horrible piano lessons.

Anash said...

i never received a running gift- but the worst gift I ever received was a waffle maker@@ arent gifts supposed to not involve work!
anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com
Thanks for this splendid giveaway

Amy said...

So... you keep spoiled cookies around?


hahahahaha, all I can do is laugh at this giveaway. For some reason, it's hilarious to me! :-) Unfortunately, my hubs is a large so I won't be bullying other readers for the shirt.

Good luck this weekend! I think you will do awesome. Will you have good weather?

Kovas said...

Tomato Hill is more appropriate for the promise of spring that is just around the corner (I hope).

beanteck said...

I dont know of the Tomato Hill run, but the Hills of Death run is just begging to be redeemed.

I could run it with you even...well, probably only to the freeway, and then I will be too tired to run back.

So maybe you could carry my bike for me the first half, and then I could ride back with you while you run the second half.

Just think how much easier it will be not carrying a bike. You will sub the second half for sure.


Nitmos said...

It seems to me that THIS would be the world's worst running gift ever received.